World Cup playoff: FIFA bans Nigeria from using Abiola stadium indefinitely

World Football Governing body, FIFA has placed indefinite ban on Nigeria from using the Moshood Abiola Stadium to host International matches.

The ban came after the irate Nigerian fans invaded the stadium on Tuesday to protest the failure of their Super Eagles to qualify for the world cup in Qatar. The angry fans invaded the football pitch immediately after the final whistle, thereby forcing the players and match officials to run for their lives into changing room.

The stampede led to the sudden demise of a CAF official who was on a duty as the duping officer.

It was reported that the FIFA Medical Officer, Dr. Joseph Kabungo who had cardiac arrest on his way to the dressing room was rushed to the hospital but died.

Dr. Joseph Kabungo suffered cardiac arrest during the commotion and was pronounced dead soon after.

Many football lovers said Nigeria as a nation must pay dearly for the loss of Dr. Joseph Kabungo, an expatriate, dying in active duty in the hands of irresponsible Nigerian football managers.

Recall that in May 2006, Nigeria was sanctioned and finned $5000 by CAF disciplinary committee for poor crowd control at Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna. This shows the level of poor attitude to security of lives and properties in the country. When Egypt defeated Nigeria ahead of 2017 Afcon cup, it was the same experience of irate fans invading the pitch and Nigeria NFF was accused of opening its stadium gate for 40,000 fans to occupy the stadium meant for 25, 000 capacity stadium.