FIFA fines Nigeria over MKO Abiola stadium violence 1

FIFA fines Nigeria over MKO Abiola stadium violence

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World soccer ruling body, FIFA, has imposed a 150,000 Swiss Franc (about 154,128.75 USD) fine on Nigeria following the unruly behaviour 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.

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In a dispatch by FIFA, the bodyโ€™s Disciplinary Committee decried the poor organisation of the match for lack of order and security at the match, adding there was โ€˜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 objectsโ€™.

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

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