December 3, 2023

FIFA Fines Nigeria N64m, Orders Eagles To Play One Match Behind Closed Doors

World football governing body, FIFA, yesterday, imposed an N64 million (150, 000 Swiss francs) fine on Nigeria for crowd disturbances that followed the Super Eagles’ inability to beat Ghana and qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
The Super Eagles on March 29, 2022, managed to hold the Black Stars to a 1-1 draw at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja, thus losing the bid to make the Qatar 2022 list to the Ghanaians.
To vent their anger and frustration over their team’s poor show, football fans at the stadium went berserk, destroying everything in sight.
At the end of the rampage, one CAF official from Zambia, Dr. Joseph Kabungo, who served as a doping doctor, was confirmed dead from suspected cardiac arrest.

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