The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have handed Nigeria a fine over two offences it was found guilty of during the AFCON qualifier against Egypt in Kaduna in March.
CAF announced on Monday that Nigeria was found culpable of not providing adequate security at the Ahamdu Bello Stadium and the country was also guilty of spectators over packed at the same venue.
The Africa soccer ruling body on Monday said Nigeria will be paying a $5,000 fine for the two offences; warning that in case a similar incident occurs, further sanctions will be applied
Recall that on March 29, the NFF, in partnership with the Kaduna State Government threw the gates to the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna thus leading to over 50, 000 spectators cramming into the 15, 000-capacity stadium for the AFCON Qualifiers.
There were ugly scenes of fans clinging to the flood lights, scoreboard and the camera stands in the stadium.
Disappointingly, he game ended in a 1-1 draw with Mohammed Salah scoring a late equaliser for the Pharaohs and having failed to win the return leg in Alexandria the hopes of a place at the next Cup of Nations in Gabon for Nigeria was effectively extinguished.