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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Nigeria Fined By FIFA For Pitch Invasion During World Cup Qualifier

                                                                      FILE PHOTO

World soccer ruling body FIFA has fined Nigeria 30,000 Swiss Francs (N11,049,557) for its fans’ breach of security during a World Cup qualifying match. The game took place on September 1 at the Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom where Nigeria defeated Cameroon 4-0.

According to the information on the FIFA website, Nigeria violated article 65 and 67 of the FBC FIFA stadium and security regulations.

Nigeria was charged for “improper conduct amongst spectators (pitch invasions by supporters and invasions of restricted areas by supporters other than the pitch)”.
A similar incident took place on March 29, 2016, when fans infiltrated the pitch during Nigeria’s game against Egypt at the Ahmadu Bello stadium, Kaduna.

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