Nigeria is likely to receive sanctions from the Confederation of African Football (CAF), for allowing the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna to be overcrowded, during Friday’s AFCON 2017 qualifier between the Super Eagles and Egypt.
The 25,000-capacity stadium overflowed with more than 40,000 spectators, as the state government threw the gates open for fans to watch free of charge.
Many supporters stood on the athletics tracks to watch the game, while the stands was packed.
Nigeria will most likely be penalised by CAF for this poor crowd control even though there was no major incident before, during and after the match,” a top official told AfricanFootball.
“Sanctions for such a shortcoming would be a fine and a warning.”
In 2009, the Ivorian FA was fined $47,000 by FIFA, after poor crowd control led to the death of 19 people.