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FIFA fines Nigeria N63m over Abuja stadium v!olence (DETAIL)

Following the ugly scenes that greeted the Super Eagles’ Qatar 2022 World Cup playoff against Ghana’s Black Stars at the M.K.O Abiola Stadium, Abuja, on March 29, World football body, FIFA has imposed a 150,000 Swiss Franc (about N64 million)fine on Nigeria.

It could be recalled that after holding the Black Stars to a barren draw in Kumasi in the first leg of their playoff tie, the Super Eagles needed to win the second leg at home to seal their place at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

FIFA fines Nigeria N63m over Abuja stadium v!olence (DETAIL)

However, they could only squeeze out a 1-1 draw against their fierce rivals and this led to them being disqualified.

Angered by this, fans started throwing objects into the pitch before invading and destroying everything within sight.

As a result, the disciplinary arm of FIFA on Monday released a statement where the breaches committed by Nigeria and some other countries were highlighted and the punishments also spelt out.

In a dispatch by FIFA, the body’s Disciplinary Committee decried the poor organisation of the match for lack of order and security at the match.

FIFA fines Nigeria N63m over Abuja stadium v!olence (DETAIL)

According to the committee, there was ‘failure to implement existing safety rules and failure to ensure that law and order are maintained in the stadium, invasion of the field of play and throwing of objects.

Apart from the 150,000 CHF fine, Nigeria will play its next home match without fans.

 

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