The Nigerian Football Federation has been handed a $31,000 fine by FIFA over failure to control its supporters.
The fine was for the Super Eagles’ supporters’ behaviour during the Super Eagles’ 4-0 win over Cameroon at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo on the 1st of September.
According to a statement on the official website of FIFA, Nigeria violated article 65 and 67 of the FBC FIFA stadium safety and security regulations.
They were charged for improper conduct amongst spectators (pitch invasions by supporters and invasions of restricted areas by supporters other than the pitch).
The Super Eagles face Zambia at the Godswill Akpabio stadium in a crucial 2018 World Cup qualifier.
Also, the German football federation was fined 32,000 Swiss francs ($33,000) because fans chanted Nazi slogans at a World Cup qualifying game in the Czech Republic.
“The range of charges against Germany included fans encroaching on the field and setting off fireworks at the game in Prague,” FIFA said.
About 200 German supporters chanted slogans during their team’s 2-1 win and verbally abused one of the scorers Timo Werner.
FIFA also fined the Czech federation 5,000 Swiss francs ($5,150) for crowd disorder.
FIFA’s attempts to crack down on fans chanting gay slurs saw seven national federations fined for incidents.
Argentina was ordered to pay 65,000 Swiss francs ($67,000), Panama 50,000 Swiss francs ($51,500), and Hungary 20,000 Swiss francs ($20,600).