World football governing body, FIFA has banned Nigeria from hosting international matches at the Mashood Abiola Stadium in Abuja following Tuesday’s incident that cost the life of a CAF official.
Fans on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, invaded the recently refurbished Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja and vandalized facilities in protest of the team’s failure to qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
The Black Stars of Ghana on the said day ended Nigeria’s dream of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and also set the record for the first African country to qualify for four consecutive World Cups.
After Tuesday’s encounter that saw them draw with Black Stars, an ugly display by some angry citizens of Nigeria led to the death of Zambian medical official, Joseph Kabungo, who works with the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF).
Fans at the stadium vandalized many properties in a clear statement to Authorities that they ain’t happy about happenings in the country at the moment.
FIFA’s punishment is that they wouldn’t be able to host any international matches at the Mashood Abiola Stadium in Abuja.
It is not clear what other sanctions FIFA and the regional body CAF could mete out to the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF for failing to provide adequate security for the game but the two bodies frowned at fans’ encroachment into the field of play