FIFA Fines Nigeria Football Federation For Pitch Invasion

FIFA has fined Nigeria 30,000 Swiss Francs (N11,049,557), after fans invaded the pitch during a 2018 World Cup qualifier.The game in question, is the 4-0 win over Cameroon at the Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom on September 1.

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It is written on the FIFA website, that 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 ran onto the pitch during Nigeria’s game against Egypt at the Ahmadu Bello stadium in Kaduna

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