NAIROBI – Two African football fans have been forced to abandon their hitchhiking road trip from Cape Town to Cairo to attend the African Cup of Nations starting in the Egyptian capital on Friday.
South African Bafana Bafana football supporter Botha Msila and his Zimbabwe travelling partner Alvin Zhakata were stranded for three days at the Kenyan-Ethiopia border town of Moyale after being denied visas by the Ethiopian authorities to pass through the country.
They had to cut short their trip on Sunday and returned to Nairobi to look for another mode of transport to Egypt or to go back home.
"I found that it is going to be difficult for us to pass through the border so I choose not to be a difficult person to other countries," said Msila on Twitter.
16/06 13:00— Botha Blaweh Helayalo (@MsilaBotha) June 16, 2019
Many of you have spoken and I listen. Ka Lerato Leo Mzansi, ka le leboga 💚🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/n7GlamV2h8