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CAF fine Egypt and Nigeria

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Posted on May 9, 2016

CAF fine

The  disciplinary committee has fined Egypt and  for incidents that occurred during their African Cup of Nations qualification double-header in March.

The Pharaohs drew 1-1 in the first encounter, and subsequently defeated Nigeria 1-0 in the following fixture.

Egypt was punished because of the excessive use of lasers from fans during the second match played in Alexandria. CAF has announced that Egypt will pay a $5000 fine.

The Super Eagles, meanwhile, were also fined $5000 for overcrowding at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium during the first leg match. It is estimated that over 40,000 fans were present during the game, while the stadium’s full capacity is only 25,000.

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