Amidaus Professionals goalkeeper Eric Antwi Ofori brought the fixture between his side and Real Tamale United on Sunday to a temporary halt to visit the washroom.
The match was barely 30 minutes old when the incident occurred, forcing referee Prince Tawiah to stop proceedings with spectators kept in suspense as to what was happening, the GNA reported.
The report said during the game goalkeeper Ofori suffered from a stomach upset and as a result had no option than to attend to nature’s call.
It took about four minutes for the keeper to return into action amidst laughter and cheers from the enthusiastic crowd.
An official told the GNA Sports that what the referee did was in consonance with FIFA’s regulations, particularly under Law Five, which does not allow a match to continue in the absence of a keeper.
Amidaus won the game 3-1 to leave the Pride of the North without a win this season.