Caf fines Nigeria $5,000 for overcrowding

The Confederation of African Football-Caf has fined Nigeria Football Federation-NFF 5,000 Dollars for overcrowding during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier played in Kaduna against Egypt.

The fine is one of several sanctions handed out by Caf’s Disciplinary Committee on Monday.

An estimated 40,000 fans took over the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna, Northern Nigeria, which was designed to hold just 16,000 to 20,000 spectators, as the Super Eagles drew 1-1 with Egypt.

Nigeria was also warned of further sanctions if similar incident occurs.

Egypt was fined the same amount for the “excessive use of lasers” in the return leg against Nigeria in Alexandria four days later.

DR Congo, Sudan, Comoros, The Gambia and Kenya were also sanctioned.

Kenya was hit with a $10,000 fine for their “players severely contesting referee decisions, supporters throwing stones and police having to use tear gas to disperse crowd.”

The incidents happened as they lost 1-0 in Nairobi in a Nations Cup qualifier against Guinea Bissau on March 23.

 

Sammie