ABUJA STADIUM GETS LUXURY DUGOUT AS NIGERIA SPEND MILLIONS TO REPLACE EGUIPMENT DESTROYED BY FANS
Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja is wearing a new look as the Nigerian government spent heavily in replacing destroyed equipment.
The Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja is wearing a new look as the technical area and pitch that were tampered with by fans have all been fixed.
Irate football fans ripped apart some equipment within the facility after Nigeria failed to qualify for the World Cup following a 1-1 draw against Ghana.
The Super Eagles had forced the Black Stars to a goalless draw in Kumasi and only needed a win in the reverse fixture to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Despite efforts to get the winning goal to take them to the World Cup, the Super Eagles failed to find the net and the draw left fans unimpressed as they stormed onto the pitch in an angry fashion.
Hundreds of Nigerian fans and Super Eagles supporters at the 60,000 capacity National Stadium in Abuja took to the pitch to wreak havoc on the stadium and its facilities.
Among the equipment destroyed were the dugout and technical bench, while the posts and nets were also ripped apart by the furious fans.
The posts and nets have also been fixed, however the FIFA ruled that Nigeria vs Sierra Leone game will be played behind closed doors and also announced a fine of $150,000 on Nigeria for the disturbances after that World Cup qualifier, The Niche reports.