#JollofDerby: FIFA hit Nigeria with heavy fine and stadium ban

#JollofDerby: FIFA hit Nigeria with heavy fine and stadium ban

The Nigeria Football Federation have been hit with more than $150,000.00 fine and a one-match behind closed doors by FIFA following the events of the Qatar 2022 World cup qualifier against Ghana in Abuja.

These punishments were contained in the latest FIFA Disciplinary Report dated the 28th of April 2022 and made available to the press Monday the 2nd of May 2022. Nigeria was found to have failed to “ensure law and order are maintained in the stadium, invasion of the field of play and throwing of objects” during the match that took place on the 29th of March 2022.

Suday Dare Nigeria Minister of Sports

Algeria were fined around $3000 for  “throwing of objects and lighting of fireworks” during their match Vs Cameroon.

Nigeria got the second highest fine after Senegal who were fined over $170,000.00 following their match against Egypt on the same date. Senegal’s misdemeanours include “laser pointing and use of objects to transmit a message that is not appropriate for a sports event.” Senegal, like Nigeria, will have to play one match behind closed doors as part of the punishment.

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