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Kaduna Stadium: CAF fines Nigeria $5000 for overcrowding



Kaduna Stadium: CAF fines Nigeria $5000 for overcrowding

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Monday fined Nigeria $5,000 for  lack of security and overcrowding during  the Super Eagles 1-1 draw against the Pharaohs of Egypt in the their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

The Kaduna State government had thrown open the doors of the venue to allow fans to watch the crucial qualifier for free.

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More than 40,000 spectators crammed into the 15,000-capacity Ahmadu Bello Stadium  in Kaduna on March 29 with fans climbed onto any available space, including floodlight scaffolding to watch the match, which ended in a 1-1 draw.

But CAF, rising from a disciplinary meeting on Monday in Johannesburg, South Africa, warns that Nigeria will face further sanctions if the incidence repeats itself.




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