$5,000 Fine On Nigeria Was Soft - Mohammed
Former minister of sports and social development retired Col. Musa Mohammed yesterday described as soft the $5,000 fine placed on Nigeria by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for allowing the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna, venue of Super Eagles’ Africa Cup of Nations clash against Egypt to be filled beyond capacity.
The CAF Disciplinary Board yesterday handed a $5,000 fine on Nigeria for violations during the African Cup of Nations qualifier against the Pharaohs.
But in a chat with journalist yesterday, Mohammed who has always advocated for the use of Abuja National Stadium for all Super Eagles engagements, added that $5,000 is chicken feed for the Glass House and a stiffer penalty would’ve put an end to a recurrence of the ABS incidents once and for all.
The Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) Disciplinary Board at its sitting yesterday decided to place a $5,000 fine on Nigeria for allowing the Ahmadu Bello Stadium venue of March’ Super Eagles clash against Egypt to be filled beyond capacity.
In a statement release on CAF website yesterday, part of the charge also read that there was a lack of security at Kaduna stadium which was also blamed on the Nigerian authorities. The continent football administrators further warned that a future occurrence of such will see a stiffer penalties applied.