The world’s governing football body, FIFA, has fined Nigeria and the NFF a fine of $154,000 for the unruly conduct of its home based fans at the MKO Abiola stadium on March 30, 2022.
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Recall that disappointed and angry Super Eagles Fans, trooped into the MKO Abiola stadium after the Super Eagles of Nigeria failed to qualify for the Qatar 2022 FIFA world cup, following their 1-1 draw with the Black stars of Ghana.
A video of the incident surfaced online and caught the eyes of the “FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee”, after much review, the committee on Monday, May 2, sanctioned the Nigeria Nigerian stadium where the riot happened, and place a fine of $154,000.
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The world football ruling body in a statement on its official website detailed the reason for these sanctions as “order and security at matches (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)”.
The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) approved the Abuja stadium to host the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone but FIFA ruled that the upcoming game will be played behind closed doors and also announced a fine of $154,000 on Nigeria.