FOOTBALL: CAF Fines Nigeria

The Confederation of African Football has slammed a $5000 fine on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for overcrowding and lack of adequate security in an Afcon 2017 qualifying game against Egypt in March. 

Caf’s Disciplinary Committee,sat in Johannesburg, South Africa on April 18, and fined Nigeria for failing to control the number of people who got into the stadium for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game against Egypt.The Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna which seats 20,000 spectators, had almost double the number of spectators allowed though the game passed without any major incidents.

The fine also comes with a stern warning to the federation as regards crowd control with stiffer sanctions to be meted out if such an incident occurred again.Caf also fined the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) $5000 dollars for excessive use of laser beams during the Afcon 2017 qualifying game with Nigeria in Alexandria.

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Nigeria were held to a 1-1 draw in Kaduna and then lost 1-0 to Egypt to effectively end the Super Eagles’ quest for a ticket to the Africa Cup of Nations to be held in Gabon in 2017.

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