THE Confederation of African Football (CAF) has fined Nigeria US$5 000 (N996 000) for overcrowding at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium during the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Egypt.
In addition to the sanction, Nigeria has received a warning further punishment would be meted if the offence recurred.
On March 25, the teams drew one-all in front of 40 000 spectators in the Kaduna facility with a capacity to accommodate 25 000.
Meanwhile, Egypt has also been fined a similar amount following fans’ excessive use of lasers in the return match against Nigeria.
Egypt won the match 1-0 to secure qualification and dump the Super Eagles out of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations set for Gabon.