Guinea Bissau’s 25-man squad hospitalised After Food Poison


By Amaechi Agbo

The Guinea-Bissau Football Federation has confirmed that their entire squad of 25 players have been hospitalised after falling ill before facing Morocco on Wednesday night.
According to the FA, the Guinea-Bissau squad were having dinner at their hotel base in Morocco on Tuesday night, when, 15 minutes later, everyone, including wives and girlfriends began feeling stomachs upset.

The players were suffering diarrhoea and were vomiting. Everyone was thus rushed to hospital.
“Guinea-Bissau Football Federation has reported that 25 players and some technical staff suffered diarrhoea and vomiting last night after their dinner and were sent to the hospital for intensive care,” report said.

The president of the Guinean Federation was quoted as saying that “practically all the players and elements of the technical team have had vomiting and diarrhea since dinner on Tuesday. Carlos Teixeira also said he was trying to contact the gaming commissioner, a Sierra Leonean national, to brief him on the situation.
Meanwhile, the game on Wednesday night against Morocco is expected to be called off.

However, Confederation of Africa Football, CAF has not issued official statement with regards to the match.
The match is slated for Complexe Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat, Morocco.

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