Nigeria risk punishment from CAF for the unrest at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja during their 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Play-off with Ghana.
Irate fans of the Super Green Eagles invaded the pitch shortly after a crucial World Cup game with Ghana’s Black Stars.
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Dr Joseph Kabungo from Zambia who was on duty as Doping officer for Nigeria🇳🇬 vs Ghana🇬🇭 WCQ collapsed and died as fans caused chaos at Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja,
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Tuesday’s decisive encounter ended in a 1-1 draw, a result that qualifies Ghana to November’s World Cup in Qatar at he expense of Nigeria.
Shortly after the final whistle was sounded, some ireful fans stormed the pitch and engaged in vandalism and rowdism at the recently refurbished facility.
Angry fans stormed the Moshood Abiola Stadium after Nigeria lost to Ghana in their World Cup qualifier last night.
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— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) March 30, 2022
This moment of madness led to injuries to many with confirmation coming through that a CAF official died in the process.
Angry Nigeria fans storm the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja, after Nigeria drew with Ghana and failed to qualify for the FIFA World Cup. pic.twitter.com/v4Inl0xxWT
— Gh Maxi (@GhMaxi9) March 29, 2022
The occurrence which serves as one of the lowest moments in African Football has grabbed the attention of local and international media, necessitating the need for FIFA and CAF to act.
— Pulse Sports Nigeria (@PulseSportsNG) March 29, 2022
It is likely that Nigeria will suffer a home ban and also fined heavily for their security officials’ inability to bring he situation under control.
CAF and FIFA frowns on all forms of rowdyism and vandalism at match venues.