The Confederation of African Football (CAF), has fined Nigeria $5,000 fine for fans’ pitch invasion during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Chad, which took place at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna on June 13.
Nigeria won the match 2-0.
The CAF disciplinary board in its decision taken on September 20 and announced this week revealed that the offence committed during the AFCON qualifier is “pitch invasion when Nigeria scores.”
The last time the African football body fined Nigeria in an AFCON game was in February 2010 when they played co-hosts with Ghana for that year’s edition of the African tournament.
CAF had fined Nigeria $10,000 in 2010 for pitch invasion by fans who thought the Super Eagles had won by the golden goal rule against Senegal after Julius Aghahowa scored in extra time in a quarterfinal match.
The fine was later reduced by half.