3 October 2017
By Justice Nwafor
World football governing body, Federal of International Football Associations, FIFA, has slammed a $31,000 fine on Nigeria for pitch invasion after the game against the indomitable lions of Cameroon, which Nigeria won 4 – 0.
The fine was announced in statement released on the body’s official website. It stated that Nigeria violated article 65 and 67 of the FBC FIFA stadium safety and security regulations and as such charged for improper conduct amongst spectators (pitch invasions by supporters and invasions of restricted areas by supporters other than the pitch).
Zambia coach, Wedson Nyirenda has already claimed that Algeria are waiting to pay back Nigeria for the hostility they encountered when they visited Uyo last November.
Algeria welcomes the Super Eagles to Constantine on November 6 in a final match of the qualifying tournament for Russia 2018.
Nyirenda has also said they are ready to take in “any tricks” Nigeria will throw at them in Uyo, adding that he has played for both the national team and various clubs in West Africa to know what to expect in Nigeria.
Nigeria leads Group B with 10 points from four matches and they will advance to next year’s Mundial if they beat Zambia in Uyo on Saturday.