CAF Fine Nigeria, Congo DR $5k For Crowd Trouble

CAF Fine Nigeria, Congo DR $5k For Crowd Trouble

By Adeboye Amosu:

The Confederation of African Football have fined the Nigeria Football Federation for failing to control the crowd during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Chad at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna in June.

The NFF will pay a fine of $5,000 for the offence, according to a statement released on Wednesday by the disciplinary body of CAF which sat on 20 September, 2015.

The fans invaded the pitch when the Super Eagles scored a goal in the game which ended 2-0 in favour of the former African Champions.
The venue is expected to host Nigeria's next AFCON qualifier against Egypt in March, 2016.

The Super Eagles currently occupy second place in Group G of the qualifier, two points adrift of leaders Egypt.

CAF also fined the Democratic Republic of Congo $5,000 for pitch invasion during their AFCON qualifier against Madagascar.
The governing body handed out punishments to several FAs and clubs for various offences.