Togo team causing 'big problems' for hotel

The Togo national team is refusing to leave their hotel rooms in Nelspruit

Posted: 5 February 2013 Time: 04:07 pm

KickOff.com has learnt that the Togo national team is refusing to leave their hotel rooms in Nelspruit after they were knocked out of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday.

Togo were beaten 1-0 by Burkina Faso in the quarterfinals at Mbombela Stadium and CAF had communicated with the teams days before the match saying the losing team would leave their base at 12h00 the next day - Monday.

However, the Togolese were still in their rooms by Tuesday despite their rooms being booked for other people in anticipation of the team's departure. "Some players were in the parking lot [of the Protea The Winkler Hotel] when I arrived. CAF did nothing wrong. They informed the team in advance that if they lost they would leave the next day, but the team is still there at the hotel," a source reveals.

"Togo were supposed to leave with the plane that dropped Ghana on Monday, but I'm told that [Emmanuel] Adebayor asked the players to stay because they were going to take a private jet home. So instead of going to Johannesburg first they would fly straight home. The private jet didn't arrive and in the end the players are now stuck," he says.

To verify the claims, we called the hotel and the lady who answered confirmed anonymously that the players were still in their rooms when they were supposed to have checked out at 12h00 on Monday.

CLICK HERE for more on the 2013 Afcon

"It is causing big problems for the hotel. They say they are still waiting for confirmation about their flight so if nothing happens today then they are going to stay. But they are supposed to have been out by now so even the police are here to try to control the situation," she says.

KickOff.com contacted two Togolese players who are at the hotel and Komlan Amewou, a midfielder who plays for French Ligue 2 club Nîmes Olympique, admits the team should have left by now.

"We were supposed to leave yesterday, but I don't know when we will leave now," he says, before demanding to know who gave us his number.

Free State Stars midfielder Dove Wome insisted that he is in his room, but that there is no problem. "I'm in my room. As for the other players, some were in the restaurant. There is no problem," he insists.

Local Organising Committee spokesperson Sipho Sithole says they are not aware of the situation.

Article by: Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

Previous comments on this story...

Tsowetso
posted: 04:12 pm
SIT IN !! Hahahaaa . . .
Guilty
posted: 04:14 pm
ay vayani ma outie; we know its lekker emzansi bt vayani.
Skhumba Touch
posted: 04:14 pm
...Private jet ukuthini, bayalamba laba bantu, just go back home Adebayo and company you are out of the tournament. This is the same guy who was saying crap about Mbombela stadium, what is he still doing here?
Gucci Man
posted: 04:15 pm
I'm sure the ring leader of all this is that tall man Emmanuel Adebayor, iyaphapha lento leya.
Ihlanyiswa imali ....
Pro-Vita
posted: 04:16 pm
Kumandi eSouth Africa
Gucci Man
posted: 04:17 pm
The hotel manager should call Amabharete , then bazophuma
Timitayol
posted: 04:18 pm
This Emanuel boy and the entire Togo team is now getting into my nerve. Im gonna send my boy to steal all their belongings and bleksem them if they continue with this barbaric act. They are still enjoying amagosha ase naspoti
NO STRESS AMAKHOSI ATHUKUTHELE ABT TAU
posted: 04:20 pm
Eish Adebayor!!!!
galaza
posted: 04:20 pm
The very same Adebayor claimed to "fear for his life in Mzansi" is now over-staying? Damn....and claimed that "Mbombela stadium looked like a bush"..... Go home man with your private jet but before pay the bill and f*ck-off to your Togo. Nx!!!!!!
Nkanyim
posted: 04:28 pm
Adebabayo is starting to act like a monkey now, whats all this krwi krwi krwi noise he is always making?
Happy Person
posted: 04:30 pm
How do you expect them to leave after what a certain team manager stole their visas and stuff thinking he was still from the Hawks.
Champions League 2nd Star (Back-To-Back Double Treble Success)
posted: 04:31 pm
It's so hard to leave South Africa..!!
Champions League 2nd Star (Back-To-Back Double Treble Success)
posted: 04:34 pm
And uDove Wome yena what is difficult for him to just take a taxi to Bethlehem..!!
Champions League 2nd Star (Back-To-Back Double Treble Success)
posted: 04:36 pm
They are enjoying night ladies eNelspruit..!!
CHAMP ROBA ROBS - DANKIE KHOSI
posted: 04:38 pm
No more fearing for his Safety ??
MANGIVE
posted: 04:39 pm
Eish, its better they did not make a sit in @ Mbombela Stadium, otherwise someone was gona pull a Bobby Motaung Trademark of ellimination......Hai these Adebayor guy is so handfull, last time they claimed that their belongiongs were stolen in Rustenburg, now they dont wana check out. Private Jet my foot, they were offered transport & they shunned it.
Frank White (The Khosi Extremist )
posted: 04:42 pm
I dnt blame them at all. That hotel is paradise compared to their houses back in togo. I say let em stay...hehehehehheehheheh
The Dalai Lama
posted: 04:48 pm
They are no longer worried about their safety?Hey gents you have TO-GO home!
king Messi
posted: 04:51 pm
aba vaye,we can't let them stay while whe don't benefit
king Messi
posted: 04:54 pm
aba vaye,we can't let them stay while whe don't benefit,nd hey ade le yena o gana go vaya,wow.south africa e monate nd then again the are longer worried about thier safety anymore
Terms of use:

The comments posted do not reflect the views of KickOff.com. Users are reminded that no misuse of this comment facility will be tolerated. Any abusive, racist, inflammatory, defamatory, discriminatory comments or hate speech will be deleted and the user banned.

If legally obliged we will hand over your information under the Protection of Information Act.

Please report abusive posts to editor@kickoff.com.