Ghana U23 footballers have complained of facing poor treatment after an AFCON U23 qualifier against Algeria last weekend.
Black Meteors’ 1-1 draw against Algeria last weekend has attracted huge controversy. The reports follow after last month’s rather shocking reports that the foreign-based players were ordered to pay for their own flights to Ghana.
Several players from the camp have now revealed to the media that the Ghana Football Association’s hospitality in Accra at the weekend left a lot to be desired.
The Ghana Soccer Net have claimed that the players were made to board an ‘old Black Stars’ bus while a couple of officials took taxis to camp.
“They’re treating the Algerians better than us, as if when we go there these guys will treat us any better,” one player told Citi Sports.
“This is disgraceful, it’s like they don’t care about this game. The pitch wasn’t even watered. Just putting water on the pitch too, they didn’t do it,” another cried out.
Meanwhile, the Ghanaian are due in Algiers for the return leg on Tuesday 10 September. The West Africans will need at least a 2-0 win to realize their dream of making the AFCON U23 finals. The tournament is set for Egypt in November.
The top three teams at AFCON U23 will advance to the prestigious Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Japan.