FIFA sanctions Nigeria over MKO Abiola stadium invasion.

Written by on May 2, 2022

FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee on Monday imposed sanctions on Nigeria for the misconduct of its fans during the world cup qualifying tie in Abuja on May 29.

It could be recalled that displeased football fans had vandalised facilities at the MKO Abiola National Stadium following Super Eagles’ 1-1 draw with the Black Stars of Ghana.

The tie had ended Nigeria’s bid to qualify for the global football tournament scheduled to start in November 2022 in Qatar.

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.

It also imposed a fine of over sixty million naira on Nigeria as a result of the unruly behaviours of its fans, and one match without spectators.

Amen Kantiyok

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