World’s governing football body, FIFA, has imposed a 150,000 Swiss Franc (about 154,128.75 USD and six million naira ) fine on Nigeria following the fracas that happened at the Moshood Abiola stadium.
Furious Nigerian fans stormed the pitch after watching their country fail to qualify for the World Cup on the 29th of March 2022.
Thomas Partey had put Ghana in front early in the first half before Troost Ekong converted a penalty to level affairs minutes later.
The first leg in Kumasi ended 0-0 leaving the Ghanaians to qualify on the away goal rules.
In a dispatch by FIFA, the body’s Disciplinary Committee decried the poor organisation of the match for lack of order and security at the match, adding there was ‘failure to implement existing safety rules and failure to ensure that law and order are maintained in the stadium, invasion of the field of play and throwing of objects’.
Apart from the 150,000 CHF fine, Nigeria will play its next home game behind closed doors after fans encroachment in the last home game against Ghana.
The football body also stated that some decisions may be subject to appeal.