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Offended followers destroyed the stadium after Nigeria’s loss to Ghana in World Cup qualifier© AFP

Nigerian safety forces fired tear fuel to disperse tons of of offended followers who stormed the pitch and went on a rampage after Nigeria didn’t qualify for the 2022 World Cup late Tuesday. Outraged supporters flooded the sphere of the sold-out 60,000 capability stadium within the capital, after Ghana upset the house group by forcing a 1-1 draw to win the African play-off on away targets and sprint Nigeria’s hopes of showing within the World Cup later this yr.

A few of followers smashed benches whereas others chanted “Pinnick should go! Pinnick should go!!”, referring to the president of the Nigeria Soccer Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick.

Tuesday’s match marked the primary time since October 2011 that the Nigerian soccer group performed in MKO Abiola stadium, which underwent about one-million-dollar renovation spearheaded by Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote.

Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey scored the purpose that took Ghana to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar as they pressured a 1-1 attract Nigeria on Tuesday to win the African play-off on away targets. Partey struck after 10 minutes in Abuja and though one other Premier League star, William Troost-Ekong, levelled from a Twenty second-minute penalty, Nigeria failed to attain once more. The primary leg ended goalless. The Black Stars of Ghana are again within the World Cup finals after qualifying in 2006, 2010 and 2014, however lacking out 4 years in the past.

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Defeat was an enormous blow for favourites Nigeria, who have been chasing a seventh look in eight makes an attempt since debuting on the 1994 World Cup.

Public servants within the Nigerian capital got a half-day and free transport was organized from the suburbs to make sure a capability 60,000 crowd cheered on the Tremendous Eagles.

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