Maduka Okoye will travel 1h30 with his team to play a match of 6 minutes
Super Eagles goalkeeper Maduka Okoye had a superb game after making nine saves including stopping Lois Openda from the penalty spot in the 64th minute.
The match was then interrupted by an 81st-minute pitch invader which Maduka Okoye dealt with and then was hit in the head by a bottle thrown from the stands in added time.
As a result, the Sparta Rotterdam players entered the tunnel and refused to return to the pitch, leading to the game being abandoned and canceled by referee Rob Dieperink.
Sparta Rotterdam were leading 1-0 at the time of the abandonment and the game will now resume at 90 minutes with six minutes of extra time remaining.
The match will resume behind closed doors with a goal kick from Okoye as it was the last action before he was dropped in the first place.
It’s unclear why the Dutch FA chose not to award Sparta Rotterdam the three points, forcing them to travel all the way to play six minutes instead.
Vitesse are based in Arnhem, around 112 kilometers from Rotterdam, which means a one and a half hour drive for Maduka Okoye and his teammates.
This game could prove crucial for Sparta Rotterdam, who currently sit bottom of the Eredivisie table with 22 points but could climb back to safety with a win.
All they have to do is not concede for the six minutes of play today and they will move up two places to 16th in the standings.
The problem with that is that a defeat could deflate the morale of the team, losing what is almost a guaranteed three points could do serious damage to Sparta Rotterdam.