An Eredivise League game between Vitesse – Sparta Rotterdam was abandoned on Friday, after Maduka Okoye was hit by a water bottle thrown from the crowd.

The Super Eagles goalkeeper was first almost attacked by a Vittesse fan and was later hit by a bottle after putting up a man of the match display.

The match was abandoned by referee Rob Dieperink in second half additional time, due to the fans riot.

The visitors, Sparta Rotterdam took the lead in the fifth minute, courtesy Adrian Dalmau who was in the right place at the right time to get to the rebound inside the box and gleefully rifles the ball low into the middle of the net.

Maduka confronting a pitch invader

Maduka was busy all through the game. 63 minutes into the game, Spanish forward, Adrian Dalmau fouled a Vitesse player and the referee blew his whistle for a penalty with Maduka saving it.

The Royal Dutch Football Federation (KNVB) has announced an official investigation into the events. Below is the statement.

“The match between Vitesse and Sparta has been stopped at a 0-1 score tonight (March 4, 2022) due to disturbances from the (home) public. This was done after consultation of the referee with both clubs.

“The incident will now be investigated by the disciplinary committee. The investigation will focus on the question of guilt for the incident. The professional football board will then have to decide what to do with the remainder of the match.