RUGBY Africa and the Tunisia Rugby Union have apologised to Zimbabwe after their players slept on the street following problems with their accommodation before a World Cup qualifier at the weekend.
Zimbabwe’s players have also not been paid their meal allowances on their Tunisian trip, leaving their South African coach Peter de Villiers to fund their food and drink out of his own pocket.
Zimbabwe are in Tunisia for a Gold Cup fixture against the North African nation in the town of Monastir on Saturday, which serves as a qualifier for next year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Images on social media showed players sleeping on the street outside of the hotel which they had been allocated.
They did not check in because they felt the hotel was substandard.
“We would like to reassure the Zimbabwean Ministry of Sports, Zimbabwe Rugby Union, and all partners and fans that the situation was addressed immediately, and an acceptable solution has been found this morning,” Rugby Africa said in a statement.
“Tunisia Rugby Union took the Sables (Zimbabwe) management to visit another hotel which was accepted.
“Rugby Africa and Tunisia Rugby Union would like to express their sincere apologies to the Sables team and management for this unfortunate situation.”