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CAF Fine Nigeria $5,000 for Overcrowding During AFCON Clash Against Egypt In Kaduna

The Confederation of African Football, CAF have imposed a $5,000 (about N1 million) fine on Nigeria for overcrowding and lack of security during the March 29th African Cup of Nations qualifiers game between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Pharaohs of Egypt.

About 50,000 spectators crammed into the 15,000 capacity Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna.

The Kaduna state government in conjunction with the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF had thrown open the gates to the stadium to allow fans watch the match for free.

The disciplinary board handed down the fine to Nigeria after their meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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