Liberia’s football champion LISCR FC encountered several unwelcoming attitudes from their Ghanaian host Berekum Chelsea last weekend. LISCR FC arrived at the Kotoka International airport on Friday onboard Delta Airline at 8:13pm and was taken to the Lincoln Hotel located in the Achimota district of Accra, the capital of Ghana and the team was served rice and fired chicken by 10:pm that night.
LISCR FC left the Lincoln Hotel on Saturday morning for the Kotoka International Airport to fly to Kumasi by CityLink Airline. The Ghanaians intentionally refused to buy the tickets for the team to fly to Sunyani that is closer to the Berekum stadium named Golden City Park.
Berekum Chelsea downplayed the Sunyani Airport flight by buying tickets for the team to fly to Kumasi. The team arrived at the Kumasi Airport by 12: noon and was taken to Berekum by Berekum Chelsea Under-20 bus and the distance was covered within three hours.
The Liberians was taken to the GNAIT Hotel in Berekum and the hotel is a substandard hotel. They never had customers for days before LISCR FC checked and the rooms’ aromas were unpleasant. Players of LISCR FC asked the hotel workers for airfresher to change the aromas of the rooms.
The team requested Berekum Chelsea to change the hotel because of the damaged that was caused by the rain. The rooms were leaking waters from the roofs during the time of the rain that day.
The room that was occupied by the Journalists that were on the tripped was badly damaged from the storm that throw the glass window down. Berekum Chelsea then asked the players of LISCR FC to packed the luggage’s and get on the bus to the next hotel.
LISCR FC left the GANIT Hotel at 7:pm after their training session and spent one hour thirty minutes in the bus riding from one point to another, the team was taken to the Eusbett Hotel finally by 10:pm.
LISCR FC never had enough time to rest from the Kumasi airport on Saturday morning. The Eusbett Hotel is located 45minutes drive from the Golden City Park, where the match was played on Sunday.
After the game on Saturday the team returned to the Eusbett Hotel and spent the night there, LISCR FC flight to Accra was not organized and book on time. The inability of Berekum Chelsea to arrange the Liberians journey back to Accra resulted into some of the players spending six hours at the Kumasi Airport from 12:00 to 6pm.
The Golden City Park playing pitch is unsmooth, small and bumpy for football match, the players of LISCR FC and officials of the team were wondering how CAF approved the playing pitch to host International game.