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After WM-off: heavy riots in Nigeria

On TV images and videos in the social networks is to see how many viewers stormed the field of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja after the 1: 1 against Ghana finished the World Cup hopes Nigeria.

About the square, Krawalle, Ghanaian fans and players were attacked by Nigerian media reports. On the videos can be seen how the replacement benches of the stadium are thrown and destroyed. In addition, items were thrown on the field and tore torn networks. The security forces introduced tear gas to control the situation.

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The anger of the audience apparently also directed against association President Amaju Pinick, whose replacement was required loudly. Through the out of Ghana Nigeria misses a final round for the first time since 2006.

Like the FIFA now confirmed, a person came to life around the game. This is the Zambian doctor Joseph Kabungo, which was used by the World Association as a doping representative. Whether death is in direct connection with the riots, however, is still unclear. The President of Sambia’s Football Association, Andrew Kamanga, said, we expect a detailed report from the FIFA and the African Association CAF, whether Kabungo had been killed or died for natural reasons.