FIFA Slams Nigeria With Heavy Fine and Stadium Closure For Poor Crowd Control


FIFA has slammed Nigeria CHF150,000 for poor security arrangements during the 2022 FIFA world cup playoff against Ghana at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja.

The amount translates to approximately N64 million in Nigerian currency.

Arriving at the decision, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee took decisions based on the specific circumstances of the case.

Goals from Thomas Partey (Ghana) and a penalty by Troost Ekong (Nigeria) left the tie in favour of Ghana.

After the end of the game, Nigerian fans encroach onto the pitch destroying facilities while throwing objects.



FIFA’s Judgement reads. –

“Order and security at matches (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)”.

Citing article 16 of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee as the source for arriving at the ruling.

FIFA Slams Nigeria

Recall that the Super Eagles played a 1-1 draw against Ghana, making the team miss out on Qatar 2022 world cup.

The result meant Ghana went through on the away goals rule after a goalless first leg in Kumasi, Ghana.

Also, Nigeria will play their next game without the fans in attendance.

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Meanwhile, FIFA’s fine on Nigeria is second highest behind Senegal which got a $170,000 fine from FIFA.
Furthermore, The FDC says some of the decisions may be subject to appeal.

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