There are fears that Nigeria may be heavily fined by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) due to the overcrowding issues recorded at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna on Friday during the crucial 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between the Super Eagles and the Pharaohs of Egypt.
As reported on FCNaija.com, Egyptian officials already tabled complaints before the Match Commissioner about the atmosphere inside the ABS Stadium in which over 40,000 fans forced their way into the 25,000 capacity edifice.
Aside those clinging to the flood lights and the score-board, hundreds of fans stood on the stadium’s athletics tracks to watch the match, while the stands were packed to the brim.
An NFF official who craved for anonymity told FCNaija.com that it would be surprising to see CAF turn a complete blind eye away from what transpired in Kaduna on Friday but he was also quick to add that he hopes the Africa Soccer ruling body will not be too harsh on Nigeria.
“I don’t think we can go scot free without any form of warning or fine from CAF,” the high-ranking NFF official submitted
Nigeria will be at least be happy that regardless of the poor crowd control, there was no major incident before, during and after the match