Enyimba FC chairman Felix Anyansi has added voice to the accusations leveled against the side’s Orange Caf Champions League opponents, Anges de Notse, concerning the shabby treatment meted out on the two-time champions in Lome ahead of Sunday’s 2-1 loss.
Officials of the Aba club intimated reporters of a below standard lodging arrangement provided by their hosts on arrival in Lome for the second-leg preliminary round tie.
Anyansi fumed at the reception the six-time Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions received, stressing it was “the worst ever”.
“We have received quite an number of poor treatment in certain parts of Africa but this is the worst, most inhuman treatment we have seen,” Anyansi told Enyimba’s official site.
“We understand that they are an ambitious side, eager to advance in the competition but there is no excuse for such maltreatment none whatsoever.”
The ‘Peoples Elephant’ advanced into the 1/16 round of the group stage qualifiers with a 4-3 aggregate win, following their 3-1 win at the Aba International stadium a week ago.
“This is the first time they are hosting a team on the continent and yet this is how they want to go about it? This is clearly beyond the antics of a football team. This is evil. This is wicked and there is no justification at all. After everything we did for them in Aba, this is how they repay us all in an attempt to win?” he demanded.
The Team media officer Farriel Allaputa told supersport.com on Friday: “They took us to an uncompleted building in a very remote part of the town and called it our accommodation.
“It’s shocking and distasteful to say the least.”
Anges de Notse were accommodated at the prestigious Hotel de la Paiz in Aba, a five-star hotel in a quiet, upscale area of the commercial city, in the first leg.