The Kasasiro Boys touched down in Dar-es-Salaam on Friday and have not tasted the slightest bit of happiness from the hosting regional neighbour.
The whole mess started when the defending champions were made to wait at the airport for a whole two hours on hungry stomachs before the organizers arriving to drop them at the Hong Kong hotel.
This was initially treated as a slight glitch as the situation was expected to be better but on arrival at the hotel, bigger mess heaps awaited
The hotel which is situated along Msimbazi Street in the besmirched Kariakoo town is sorrounded by a noisy neighbourhood with a market on one side and a bus park on the other.
The chaos around and inside the hotel is a thing of pure disgust; dirty, disorganized, and noisy with hootings everywhere, every second of the day.
It is laughable but also the reality that some members of the travelling team had to do with improvised snacks after missing food on Friday.
The abysmal hotel services have gone from bad to worse since arrival, on Sunday, the team was given cold spaghetti and cassava which was found uncovered.
Members of the team have had to do with the poor hygiene at the premises despite not coming out to openly air their grievances.
It is almost impossible to make it for training as the team has to do with incredible patience to beat the crowded traffic.
They have actually had two proper training sessions ahead of their opener on Monday against Azam with one session.
The team will have to deal with too much traffic for Monday’s match as the road to the Azam Complex in Chamazi from the hotel is undergoing construction.
However, a lead car has been promised but this can only be believed after coming to life given the initial treatment.
KCCA’s fixture has had multiple unexplained changes, the latest of them was their opener against Azam FC on Monday, August 2, 2021 that was moved from 7 pm to 9 pm.
It is unlikely that Morley Byekwaso’s side will make a public complaint but this maltreatment will dent a huge psychological blow to the boys throughout the tournament.