Lagos - The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has
fined Nigeria US$5 000 (N996 000) for overcrowding at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium during
the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Egypt.
In addition to the sanction, Nigeria has received a warning
further punishment would be meted if the offence recurred.
On March 25, the teams drew one-all in front of 40 000
spectators in the Kaduna facility with a capacity to accommodate 25 000.
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It was seen as recipe for disaster as many supporters stood
on the athletics tracks to watch the game, while the stands were packed.
Meanwhile, Egypt has also been fined a similar amount
following fans’ excessive use of lasers in the return match against Nigeria.
Egypt won the match 1-0 to secure qualification and dump the
Super Eagles out of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations set for Gabon.
– CAJ News
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