…hotel room door.
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.
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.”
This is from kickoff.com who are reporting that footballers and specifically Emmanuel Adebayor are always ready to take being self indulgent jackanapes to another level. Forget not bothering to keep fit in the preseason, forget all the time wasting we had to suffer before he eventually condescended to sign.
Forget he wasn’t fit enough to play when did eventually waltz in. After swanning off to the widely respected African Cup Of Nations for however long, he first announces he’s physically exhausted and is now playing hide and seek in some hotel on our time!
Are we seriously supposed to swallow the tale that a group comprising of some of the nation’s wealthiest guests are genuinely ‘stuck’ in this luxury resort? Is he coming back for Newcastle? Lyon? West Ham? Will he be jet lagged?