Kotoko have written to CAF to complain about the inhumane treatments meted out to the team by their hosts JSM Bejaia ahead of Friday’s 1/16th stage Champions League qualifier.
The Ghanaian champions arrived in the Algiers on Tuesday but were unable to travel to Bejaia where the game will be played due to the unavailability of a connecting flight.
According to CAF rules, teams travelling a distance more than 200km must go by air.
But Kotoko agreed to make the trip to Bejaia-which is 239. 1 Km- by road following thorough consultations with their hosts who assured them the journey will only take 2 hours.
The two-time African champions used four hours for the journey and were checked into a sub-standard hotel that does not even meet the modest criteria of CAF.
Some of the hotel rooms given to the team do not have water flowing through it taps and without heaters to keep warm in the very chilly weather in Algeria.
“We have taken the initiative to write to CAF to officially inform them of the kind of treatment our team has been subjected to in Algeria,” Kotoko spokesman Listowell Bukarson told MTNFootball.com.
“The hotel given our team is way below standard to the extent some of the rooms does not have water and heaters.
“Our hosts also want to change the official kickoff time which is against the CAF regulation and we have raised an objection to that also.
“The rules stipulate that the official kickoff time cannot be altered within ten days ahead of the game, so we will contest that decision.
“We are awaiting the match commissioner from Mauritius to get clarity on these rules.”