Reports reaching busybuddiesng.com from Abidjan, Ivory Coast indicate that Nigeria’s sole representative in the CAF Champions League, Lobi Stars traveled with the wrong set jerseys and have had them rejected by CAF officials in charge of the match.
According to a source close to the club, Lobi Stars players wore different jerseys during training, which will cost them $5000 in fines.
The club has, however, contacted a former player of the club who is based in Abidjan to help the team get jerseys.
Meanwhile, ‘Ortom Boys’ also failed to travel with official CAF badges, training balls and kits provided for them, which means they will have no badges to attach to their newly sewn jerseys.
Further reports claim that Lobi Stars are not considering borrowing the CAF badges from ASEC Mimosa for fear it might be laced with charms that will work against them.
If Lobi fails to wear the official tournament badges for today’s encounter, CAF will deduct $5000 from their benefits for breach of competition rules.
In another interesting event that was caused by the carelessness of the backroom staff, Lobi Stars Technical Adviser and an official of the club are reported to have engaged each other in physical combat over the rejected jerseys.