FIFA fines Nigeria $154k over Abuja Stadium violence
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FIFA fines Nigeria $154k over Abuja Stadium violence

orders AFCON 2023 Qualifier against Sierra Leone be played without fans

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has placed a fine of $154k on Nigeria over the Abuja Stadium violence during the Super Eagles and Black Stars World Cup playoff game in March.

Angry Nigerian fans stormed the pitch at full time after Nigeria played a 1-1 draw against Ghana and failed to book a spot at FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

And FIFA has ruled that the Nigeria vs Sierra Leone AFCON 2023 qualifier be played behind closed doors and also announced a fine of $154,000 on Nigeria for the disturbances after that World Cup qualifier.

Meanwhile, CAF has approved that the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja be used for the 2023 AFCON qualifier between Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

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Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Sportlineng.com. Talks sports with a great bias for Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey and Football. Presently the media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won West African University Games, Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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