Ahead of their Nigeria Professional Football League Matchday 28 fixture against FC Ifeanyi Ubah, players and an official of Remo Stars Football Club has been dealt a huge blow due to a bout of illness that has hit their camp as a result of food poisoning.
According to a press statement, upto 13 players including top scorer Victor Mboama are suffering from food poisoning.
Apart of Mboama; Umar Martaba, Oknuoghae Osas, Edozie Ewelike, Onovo David, Ekene Awazie, Abiodun Awoyemi, Ekene Obi, Saidu Muhammed, Paul Isaac, David Walbe, and Shuji Oshobe, Akeem Taiwo are said to be ‘very sick’. The only official reported to be affected, is Goalkeeper Trainer Dahiru Ilu.
Confirming the incident and current situation Club Secretary Michael Onikute said.
“It’s such a disastrous incident we have prepared well for the game against Ifeanyi Ubah and have had the player resting after dinner which they had Semovita and Egusi only for me to get a call that they are in pain and all I could think of what getting them to the hospital alongside the Team Doctor.
“In a bid to keep them safe and have a clean bill of health the camp was fumigated yesterday only for this casualty to befall us on the eve of a vital game against Ifeanyi Ubah”.
Remo Stars are currently bottom of the NPFL table with 27 points from 27 matches. They are billed to play FC Ifeanyi Ubah today (Sunday) by 4pm.
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