Nigerian Football Federation fined US$30,000 for pitch invasion – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers


Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Oct 05, 2017. 12:30

The Nigerian Football Federation has been fined over US$30,000 by FIFA and were issued with a warning after their fans invaded the pitch when they beat Cameroon 4-0 on September 1.

FIFA released a number of fines and disciplinary measures taken against national teams around the world for offences committed last month.

The offences were committed during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.

Eight African nations have been found guilty for various offences.

Gabon fielded an ineligible player, Merlin Tandjigora, who should have been suspended in their 3-0 home defeat at the hands of Cote d’Ivoire on September 2.


FIFA released a statement that Egypt effectively escape with a fine as the main sanction for the offence is to forfeit the match 3-0.

The Democratic Republic of Congo were also given a warning, but forced to pay FIFA a fine of around US$20,000, for incidents during their match against Tunisia on September 5.

Looking at the Southern part of the continent, Zambia were ordered to pay US$7,000 after their fans threw objects when they played Algeria in Lusaka.

On the other hand, South Africa’s Erick Mulomowandau Mathoho had his suspension for a straight red card against Cape Verde increased from one match to two and also fined US$5,000.

Morocco was handed a punishment of US$3,000 and a warning after spectators whistled during the national anthem ahead of their match against Mali in Rabat.

Furthermore, Burkina Faso and Senegal received issued warnings for delayed kick-offs in their two matches against each other in September 2 and 5.


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