Players from Zimbabwe's national rugby team were forced to sleep in the street this week after complaining about the poor facilities at their hotel.
Zimbabwe were unhappy with the standard of their hotel and decided it would be better to sleep rough.
However, upon arrival the Zimbabwean team faced a number of issues.
Players on the Zimbabwe National Rugby Union team encountered accommodation troubles in Tunisia and slept on the streets in protest.
Zimbabwe are in Tunisia for a Gold Cup fixture against the North African nation in the town of Monastir on Saturday, which serves as a qualifier for next year's rugby World Cup in Japan.
Its representative, Khaled Babbou, said there was "no intention to destabilise our opponents" before Saturday's match in Beja. "A member of Tunisia Rugby Union collected all the passports later on the same evening and returned them all to the Zimbabwean delegation".
"Something went wrong for which I am sorry, but this was corrected this morning in consultation with the Sables management team".
This night of sleeping rough came after a dramatic few days for the team, with reports that Tunisian authorities seized some of the team's passports on arrival, after requesting a visa fee that numerous players and officials couldn't afford.
The Sables players also protested against non-payment of their dues and meal allowances on their trip, during which they played Kenya over the weekend in a Rugby World Cup qualifier match, and are to play Tunisia this weekend.
In a voice note sent to Capitalk FM, Zimbabwe flanker Takudzwa Mandiwanza described what the team had been through even before arriving at their inhospitable accommodation.
The cup victor automatically wins a place at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
The president of Rugby Africa, Abdelaziz Bougja, said that all accommodation arrangements are signed by the six participating unions and need to meet certain regulation standards.
The camp allowances and match fees from the Kenya game were paid on Monday.
"We'd be hungry right now". I know for a fact that hospitality matters to them and they have taken this issue very seriously and are rectifying it. "The situation is very frustrating and disheartening".
The statement went on to suggest that the Tunisian Rugby Union regretted the incident, but insisted that the "anti-sports and unethical actions of the Zimbabwean delegation" did not reflect the "strong ties of friendship between the two countries". "Player welfare is at the heart of our preoccupation".