Players of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, Remo Stars were involved in a food poisoning incident as they were billed to face FC Ifeanyi Ubah on Sunday.
The game has now been called off until a new date is agreed.
The club secretary, Michael Onikute, said 13 first-team players were mostly affected by the incident which happened between Saturday night and early Sunday morning.
They were taken to the Ikenne General Hospital as a precautionary measure.
The only official affected by the incident is goalkeeping Coach Dahiru Ilu.
“It’s such a disastrous incident we have prepared well for the game against Ifeanyi Ubah,” Onikute said.
“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.
The League Management Company (LMC), which oversees the running of the NPFL, is expected to announce a new date for the Remo Stars versus FC Ifeanyi Ubah fixture.