Friday, January 18, 2008
How's this for home team advantage?
The Ghana football team have been thrown out of their hotel to free rooms for better-paying clients, South African media reported on Friday.
Kickoff magazine said that the hosts of the January 20-February 10th tournament were booked into the luxurious Labadia Beach Hotel at reduced rates some time ago.
The Black Stars left Ghana for training camp in Abu Dhabi and on their return found that their booking had been cancelled to give the hotel an opportunity to rent out the rooms at a better rate.
The team, who are considered one of the favorites for the tournament, have moved into another hotel. Hotels in Accra have been asking up to four times the normal rate for rooms for a stay during the competition.