After an intervention by Botswana Football Association Officials, 10 players from the visiting Eritrea National team agreed to board the bus enroute to Gaborone where they’ll board a 18:20 flight to Johannesburg.
The team missed the morning flight due to stand off as some players showed their desire to remain in the country.
Eritrea has a history of absconding whenever they are on national duty. In 2012 17 players and a team doctor were reported to have absconded in Uganda.
Only 12 players returned from a shopping trip.
In 2010 after the CECAFA tournament in Tanzania 13 players from Eritrea team disappeared only to reappear in Houston Texas under refugee resettlement programme in the United States.