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CAF to slap Nigeria with sanctions for Stadium blackout during Ghana training


Mar 29, 2022 , , ,

Nigeria could face punishment from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for reportedly turning off the lights at the Moshood Abiola Stadium during Ghana’s training session.

The Ghanaian Black Stars were forced to train in the dark at the stadium on Monday evening when Nigerian officials turned off the lights, according to reports.

Ghana was supposed to have unrestricted access to the facility in order to effectively prepare for Tuesday’s crucial World Cup playoff second leg encounter, according to CAF rules.

The stadium’s lights went out unexpectedly, and Nigerian officials made no move to restore electricity so that the Black Stars’ training session could continue.

According to reports from the Black Stars camp, the lights were turned on and off in a ‘disco’ style, finally shutting down the training completely.

CAF’s attention has been brought to the situation after reports on it and it gained traction across other media outlets.

According to previous indications, the continent’s football governing body has denounced Nigeria’s draconian tactics and is expected to impose punishment on Ghana’s West African rivals.

CAF and FIFA, the world governing body of football, are both concerned about recent developments that compromise fair play and are planning independent investigations into the problem.

Nigeria could be sanctioned as a result of this move, as it blatantly violates the concept of fair play.

Nigeria will play Ghana in the second leg of the FIFA World Cup Playoff for 2022 tomorrow at 5 p.m. GMT.

The first leg concluded in a 0-0 draw, implying that Nigeria would have to win at all costs in order to qualify for the final.

It will be enough for Ghana to qualify if they score and avoid loss.

Another goalless draw will leave the tie inconclusive, necessitating more minutes to determine who will compete in the tournament in Qatar in November.

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