World Cup Qualifiers: FIFA fines NFF N11million Naira

World Cup Qualifiers: FIFA fines NFF N11million Naira

The World sports governing body, FIFA has fined Nigeria Football Federation, NFF 30,000 Swiss Francs (N11,049,557) for improper conduct amongst spectators.

Fans invaded the pitch during the  2018 World Cup qualifier match when Super Eagles defeated Cameroon 4-0 at the Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom on September 1.

According to the information on the FIFA website, Nigeria violated article 65 and 67 of the FBC FIFA stadium and security regulations.

Nigerian FA was charged for “improper conduct amongst spectators (pitch invasions by supporters and invasions of restricted areas by supporters other than the pitch)”.

A similar incident occurred on March 29, 2016, when fans ran onto the pitch during Nigeria’s game against Egypt at the Ahmadu Bello stadium in Kaduna.

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