June 20, 2024

June 20, 2024

FIFA Sanctions Nigeria Over MKO Abiola Stadium Violence

World soccer ruling body, FIFA, has imposed a 150,000 Swiss Franc fine on Nigeria following the unruly behaviour of 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, Abuja, on March 29.


The match which ended in a 1-all draw sealed Ghana’s qualification to the World Cup later this year. Alongside the fine, the Country will play one home game without spectators.


A statement read: “FIFA has today published the sanctions imposed by its Disciplinary Committee for incidents that took place in the preliminary competition for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ in the first quarter of this year.


“In line with FIFA’s zero-tolerance stance against discrimination and violence in football, a number of member associations have been punished due to the abusive behaviour by their respective supporters.”


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