Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso have had to abandon plans to hold a one week training camp in South Africa because their federation forgot to get the correct visas, SuperSport reports.
Coach Paul Putt asked to take his squad out of the troubled west African country, where the long-standing president Blaise Compaore was deposed last month and there have been anti-corruption riots, and spend this week in the tranquility of South Africa before their African Nations Cup qualifier with Lesotho in Maseru on Saturday.
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But now they will only be able to transit through the country on their way to the mountain kingdom.
At first the Burkinabe claimed that South Africa was not letting their squad into the country because of fears over Ebola but it turns out that was a made-up story to cover up for an error at federation level.
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