Uganda Rugby Union president Andrew Owor has rubbished claims of ‘poor’ hotel conditions, saying Zimbabwe are ‘happily settling in’ ahead of their Africa Gold Cup on Saturday.
Zimbabwe ambassador to Senegal H.E Trudy Stevenson had tweeted on Thursday claiming the sables had been placed in sorry conditions with one of the team members utterly “mistreated” by handing them “a small dish to wash in.”
However, Owor revealed on his social media that the team is settling in quite well, denying assertions of terrible treatment.
“The Zimbabwe team is happily settling in,” he posted. ” Perhaps if we had the room/player. An officer is assigned to handle team/player welfare.”
The Zimbabwe team is happily settling in. Perhaps if we had the room/player. An officer is assigned to handle team/player welfare. #FakeNews
— Andrew Owor (@aowor) August 3, 2017
Zimbabwe arrived in Uganda on Thursday morning and were welcome by Owor. They were reportedly supposed to train at Legends, 4:00pm but requested an extra hour’s rest after being delayed on the way from Entebbe Airport.
Uganda come off a painful 48 – 24 loss to champions Namibia while struggling Zimbabwe Sables lost to Tunisia 31 – 23 at Prince Edward School.
Senegal also travel to Tunisia, the clash at Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet, both sides seeking a slot to participate in the World Cup qualifiers.