FIFA Fines Nigeria N64 Million Over MKO World Cup Riot

The world soccer ruling body, FIFA, has imposed a 150,000 Swiss Franc (about N64 million) fine on Nigeria following the unruly behavior of the fans at the end of the second leg of the Qatar 2022 World Cup play-off between the Super Eagles and Black Stars of Ghana at the Moshood Abiola Stadium on March 29.

There were reports of law and order violations after the ill-fated 1-1 draw that saw the Black Stars edge Nigeria out of the Qatar 2022 competition on the away goals rule.

In a dispatch by FIFA, the body’s Disciplinary Committee decried the poor organization of the match for lack of order and security at the match, adding 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.

Apart from the 150,000 CHF (154,128.75 USD) fine, Nigeria will play its next home match without fans.


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