Wednesday, 30 September 2015

AFCON 2017: Nigeria Fined $5,000 By CAF

The Nigeria Football Federation will have to pay the sum of $5,000 to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) due to the unruly nature of fans during a 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifier in Kaduna.
Nigeria played Chad in that game which was also coach Stephen Keshi’s last game in charge of the Eagles.

Odion Ighalo and Gbolahan Salami scored to hand an unfire Keshi a well deserved victory. Fans ran onto the pitch after the second goal and CAF has now fined the nation.

According to a statement released on CAF website on Tuesday, the body made the decision during a disciplinary board meeting held on September 20.

The Super Eagles are second in Group G of the Gabon 2017 qualifying series face Egypt in their next two AFCON 2017 qualifying games.

In a related development, Super Eagles’ head coach, Sunday Oliseh, has released a list of 19 home –based professionals ahead of Nigeria’s 4th African Nations Championship final qualifying fixture against Burkina Faso next month.

The team will start a camp in Port Harcourt on Monday, October 4, 2015 and will face the Etalons at the Adokiye Amiesieamaka stadium on Sunday, October 18 while the return leg will be played on Sunday, October 25.