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Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Russia 2018: FIFA Fine Nigeria With 11M Over Pitch Invasion

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The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, have been slammed with a fine of $31,000 for crowd disorder after the Super Eagles’ 4-0 win over Cameroon at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in September and warned against future occurrence.

According to a statement on the official website of FIFA, Nigeria violated article 65 and 67 of the FBC FIFA stadium safety and security regulations and as such charged for improper conduct amongst spectators (pitch invasions by supporters and invasions of restricted areas by supporters other than the pitch)

Zambia coach, Wedson Nyirenda has already claimed that Algeria are waiting to pay back Nigeria for the hostility they encountered when they visited Uyo last November.

Algeria welcomes the Super Eagles to Constantine on November 6 in a final match of the qualifying tournament for Russia 2018.

Nyirenda has also said they are ready to take in “any tricks” Nigeria will throw at them in Uyo, adding he has played for both the national team and various clubs in West Africa to know what to be expect in Nigeria.

Nigeria leads Group B with 10 points from four matches and they will advance to next year’s Mundial if they beat Zambia in Uyo on Saturday.

Other countries fined for various offences according to the statement include Germany, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chile, England, France and Guinea.

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