As anticipated, FIFA has hit its sledge hammer on Nigeria, banning the Moshood Abiola National Stadium , Abuja where fans invaded pitch to protest defeat of the Super Eagles by the Black Stars of Ghana in the crucial World Cup Qualifying play-off.
By this ban, the stadium will no longer host international matches.
Nigeria was held to a 1-1 draw which cost her a place in the Qatar World Cup, having failed to score in Ghana. That got the anxious fans furious as they invaded the pitch, destroying facilities. The situation lead to a commotion with footballers and officials running for their lives into the dressing room.
In the process, a FIFA official , Zambian Medical doctor Joseph Kabungo collapsed and died. He was said to had suffered a cardiac arrest.
Dr. Kabungo was working as the CAF/FIFA Medical officer.