Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Cecafa Kagame Cup

Missing Eritrea stars resurface



The 17 Eritrean players and one official that went missing from their hotel in Kampala on Sunday have reappeared.

They met Musa Echweru, the State Minister for Relief and Disaster Preparedness, and sought asylum. Their other colleagues, two players and five officials, returned home on Tuesday.

“They have contacted us and we are going to forward their case to the relevant authorities,” confirmed Ecweru.

Eritrea were knocked out of the on-going Cecafa competition on Saturday and the entire team were supposed to return home on Tuesday.

The Horn of Africa team have become identical with going AWOL after tournaments. Four players of Red Sea FC defected after a Caf Champions League match in Nairobi 12 years ago.

And at the 2007 Cecafa in Tanzania, 12 members of the national side vanished before repeating the stunt two years later in the same competition in Kenya with only the coach making it to the capital Asmara.

The reported abuse of human rights and lack of freedom of press and political liberty back home in Eritrea allegedly explains the habitual disappearance acts of the Eritreans, who would rather seek political asylum abroad.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R152.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
FIFA 14
Xbox 360
R549.00
Mitre Ultimatch Soccer Ball - White
A high quality football, offering high performance at both training and during football matches.
R252.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Sports Talk



Carol Radull
Was Arsenal playing football?
What on earth was that? What was that game Arsenal were playing in Germany on Tuesday night?

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
The pressure is on at Man United
By the time the summer transfer window closed in Europe, Manchester United had spent heavily. Times...

Arjun Vidyarthi
Reds back in Europe with a win
The Champions League is all about high octane action and last minute goals and that’s exactly what...

John Dykes
Copa BPL is the way to go
Monday night’s game at the KC Stadium provided another reminder that 2014/2015 could well turn out...

Gary Al-Smith
What Appiah's axing says about Africans
Ghana boss Kwesi Appiah knew he would be sacked. He did not expect it to be so messy though.

Claudia Ekai
How the mighty fell
African football history tells many stories of the rise and fall of stars that once had the world...