The Zimbabwean rugby team was forced to sleep on the streets on Tunisia ahead of a World Cup qualifier this weekend.
Zimbabwe are scheduled to face Tunisia in Monastir on Saturday.
According to Sport24.co.za, the team slept on the streets due to "appalling accommodation and a lack of funds".
The team, known as The Sables, are coached by former South African international Peter de Villiers.
Backrow Takudzwa Mandiwanza told Zimbabwean radio station Capitalk FM that the team had been detained for hours on arrival at the Tunis airport and that had it not been for De Villiers paying for food out of his own pocket, they would not have eaten.
Last week, the team lost 45-36 to Kenya in another qualifying game.
"We have not been paid our daily allowances for our duration in Kenya, including our match fees that we did not receive," said Mandiwanza.
"Now we’re in Tunisia, we were detained at the airport for close to six hours, with no allowances given to us.
"We’d be hungry right now. The situation is very frustrating and disheartening."
Zimbabwe national rugby team forced to sleep on the streets of Tunisia... @WorldRugby 👀 pic.twitter.com/MGcug87P0l
— Brian Mujati (@MujatiBrewing) July 3, 2018
In a statement, Rugby Africa said it addressed the situation immediately upon being informed and that more acceptable accommodation has since been found. The Tunisian Rugby Union took the Zimbabwean team to another hotel.
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