Nigeria Fined By CAF For Overcrowding During Egypt Afcon Encounter
Nigeria have been fined $5,000 by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for overcrowding and lack of security during an AFCON 2017 qualifier against Egypt in Kaduna in March.
On March 29, the NFF, in conjunction with the Kaduna State Government, had thrown the gates to the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna open causing over 50, 000 spectators to cram into the 15, 000-capacity stadium.
Rising from their disciplinary board meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, the African football governing body handed down the fine, while threatening further sanctions if there was a similar incident.
The game ended in a 1-1 draw with Mohammed Salah scoring a late equaliser for the Pharaohs.
The return leg in Alexandria ended in a 1-0 defeat for Nigeria, which ended their hopes of a place at the next Cup of Nations in Gabon.