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Qatar 2022: FIFA Sanctions Nigeria over MKO stadium Invasion

The World soccer body, (FIFA) has imposed a 150,000 Swiss Franc (about 154,128.75 USD) fine on Nigeria following the unruly behavior of the fans at the end of the second leg Qatar 2022 World Cup play-off between the Super Eagles and Black Stars of Ghana at the Moshood Abiola Stadium on March 29.

There was reported break of law and order after the ill-fated 1-1 draw encounter as the Black Stars edged Nigeria out of the Qatar 2022 race on the away goals rule.

Video clips from the stadium showed that furious fans invaded the field and damaged facilities after the match.

FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee said there was a lack of order and security at the match venue.

The disciplinary overview document stated that there was a “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.”

Nigeria football team will pay 150,000 CHF fine, and also play its next home match without fans.


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