13 players, goalkeeper trainer and media office of the Remo Stars Football Club were hospitalized after food poisoning hit the club.
Situation was so bad that their Nigeria Professional Football League clash against the Anambra Warriors of Ifeanyi Ubah Football club meant to hold yesterday Sunday was called off.
Confirming the incident, the Sky Blue Blue stars team’s secretary, Michael Onikute said the affected players, as well as club officials, are already receiving medical attention.
“It’s such a disastrous incident we have prepared well for the game against Ifeanyi Ubah,” Onikute said in a statement.
“The players were resting after their dinner which was a meal of semovita and egusi – only to get a call that they are in pain and we had to rush them to the Ikenne Health Centre.
“13 players were affected as well as the goalkeeper trainer and media officer. It is sad this is happening to us on the eve of a vital match against Ifeanyi Uba,” he concluded.
Meanwhile, the League Management Company has rescheduled the matchday 28 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clash between Remo Stars and FC IfeanyiUbah to Tuesday in Sagamu.