AS the embarrassing Zifa bungling circus continues, the visiting Guinea national football team almost hired an 18 seater commuter omnibus after they arrived at the Harare International Airport with no official in sight to welcome them let alone transport to ferry them to their hotel.
BY MUNYARADZI MADZOKERE
The West Africans who arrived in the country for a crucial Group L Afcon qualifier were made to wait for over two and a half hours before a school bus belonging to a local college came to fetch then.
The substandard bus sent by local governing body arrived just in the nick of time before a kombi hired by the disgruntled delegation took off with the first batch of players of players and officials.
An irate Guinea coach Luis Fernandez refused to entertain the media after the debacle.
“After all the harassment by the immigration officials and this treatment by your association I don’t even want to speak to the media. I can only speak to the media tomorrow,” said the French speaking gaffer said through an interpreter.
Guinea national team players were left stranded upon arrival at the harare international airport as there was no Zifa official to welcome them
Guinea officials said they had given Zifa their travel itinerary well in time and were surprised why there was no official from the local football governing boady to welcome them.
The West Africans had already indicated that they would be catering for their expenses, including food and accommodation fearing that the chaos engulfing Zifa could leave them stranded in Harare.
Guinea who lost their opening group fixture to Swaziland will be seeking to bring their campaign back on track when face the Zimbabwe warriors in a crucial Africa Cup of nations qualifier at Rufaro tomorrow. Fernandez’ charges arrived minus minus Ibrahima Traore the 27-year-old Borussia Monchengladbach as well as Kevin Constant form Trabzonspor,in Turkey for the Sunday’s match.
Goalkeepers: Abdul Aziz Keita (AS Kaloum), Nouhan Conde (Satellite)
Defenders: Florentin Pogba (AS Saint-Etienne, France), Fode Camara (Horoya AC), Issiaga Sylla (Gazelec Ajaccio, France), Oumar Diop (El Hoceima, Morocco), Ibrahima Sory Bangoura and Ben Sékou Camara (both Horoya AC)
Midfielders: Mohamed Diarra (Odense, Denmark) Lanfia Camara (Patro Esden, Belgium), Naby Keita (Salzburg, Austria), Boubacar Fofana (Madeira, Portugal), .
Forwards: Idrissa Sylla (Anderlecht, Belgium) Sekou Keita (Evian, France), Alhassane Bangoura (Rayo Vallecano, Spain), Seydouba Soumah (Qadeseyah, Kuwait), François Kamano (SC Bastia, France), Aboubacar Demba Camara (Gaziantepsport, Turkey), Alkhaly Bangoura (Etoile du Sahel, Tunisia), Mohamed Yattara (Standard Liege, Belgium)