Belize’s national team held at gunpoint in Haiti

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The Football Federation of Belize (FFB) has issued out a statement expressing its dissatisfaction after the bus they were travelling in to the hotel was held at gunpoint by an armed gang on Monday.

The national football team travelled to Haiti for a World Cup qualifier match set to take place on Thursday, 26 March in Port-au-Prince.

An image posted on the FFB’s Facebook page showed the gang on motorbikes, wearing masks and carrying weapons.

The FFB press release reads: “The Football Federation of Belize takes this time to express its disappointment and disgust at an unfortunate incident faced by the Jaguars as the team was headed from the airport to the hotel in Haiti.”

“Despite the four-man police escort, the team bus was stopped by an uproar of insurgents with assault rifles on motorcycles and police escorts were forced to negotiate with them for the team bus to continue its journey to the hotel.

“We are pleased to report that our Jaguars, although shaken by the terrible experience, are safely at their hotel.”

The Federation went on to state that they have contacted Fifa and the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) over moving them to a safer environment.

By FARPost Reporter

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