The World football governing body FIFA on Monday fined Nigeria around $31,000 (CHF 30,000 Swiss francs).
According to FIFA, the fine to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) was for “improper conduct among spectators” during their 2018 World Cup qualifying match with Cameroon at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo on 1 September.
Nigeria defeated Cameroon 4-0 in that match-up but FIFA further stated in its disciplinary overview for World Cup qualifying games.
FIFA listed Nigeria’s sanctions as “improper conduct among spectators (pitch invasion by supporters and invasion of restricted areas by supporters [other than the pitch]).”
FIFA announces latest disciplinary sanctions for incidents during FIFA World Cup qualifiers: https://t.co/6saSKtGyRd
— FIFA Media (@fifamedia) October 2, 2017
Apart from the CHF 30,000 fine, FIFA also issued a warning to Nigeria, reminding the NFF of its articles 65 and 67 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code.
Part of Article 65 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code states: “Ensure that law and order are maintained in the stadiums and immediate surroundings and that matches are organised properly.”
Nigeria are billed to play hosts to Zambia in a very important 2018 Russia FIFA World Cup qualifying game at the same stadium in Uyo this Saturday.
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