Fifa fines Nigeria and bans spectators as fans invade Abuja stadium during World Cup qualifiers
World football body Fifa has fined Nigeria 150,000 Swiss francs for the invasion of the pitch that took place for the World Cup qualifier against Ghana for the Moshood Abiola Stadium in D ‘Abuja.
The Super Eagles hosted the Black Stars for the second leg of the play-off after the first leg 0-0 for Kumasi.
Fifa has also imposed a one-match ban on Nigeria where we will see them playing without spectators.
After the final whistle, some fans resent the mess of the pitch and start behaving anyway.
After this incidence, Fifa punishes the Nigerian Football Federation.
Fifa announces a sanction for the last disciplinary report which it will publish on Monday and gives the reasons.
Di football joinbodi says they don’t “implement existing safety rules, and fail to ensure law and order in the stadium, pitch invasion and fans throwing objects” .
Morocco and Egypt are also fined Fif while DR Congo will also play a match without spectators as dia
Destroy Moshood Abiola National Stadium – What’s Happening?
The National Stadium in Abuja has a capacity of 60,000, but fans and spectators are showing the face of the passing number of the game between Nigeria and Ghana.
Dis na sake of say evriwia full and some pipo seated for the stairs and while some even stand in front of the di press area..
Fans coming to watch the game are disappointed after cheering on the Super Eagles in the first half.
Shortly after the game, as the Nigerian players entered the dressing room, some angry fans started pelting them with plastic water bottles.
Dem stone dem empty can drink, say some of them;
“We are upset because we are using our ticket money, paying transport to the stadium to come and watch this game, the Super Eagles are not playing well at all, we are upset.”
A few minutes later, fans run enta di pitch.
BBC Pidgin wey tanda for the stadium for live commentary for the first few minutes as fans run inside the pitch dem bin no dey violent, dem neva start to destroy tins.
From wetin BBC Pidgin tori pipo use eyes see some of di bin dey’s fans take photos for the new pitch.
They pose for the goal post area, inside the net and for the technical team stand.
As the crowd for the pitch encroachment begins to build, a member of the security personnel sprays tear gas, at which point the real commotion begins.
Pipo wey dey di pitch starts running for safety, at which point the angry fans start destroying the boxes.
BBC Pidgin tori pipo watches as they rip the net for one of the goal posts and begin to destroy the technical team and substitute bench.
The World Cup qualifiers between Nigeria and Ghana are the first ogbonge international match to be held for the Moshood Abiola National Stadium and for the Nigerian capital Abuja in over 10 years.