World Football governing body has issued out sanctions to Six (6) African nations including Senegal and Egypt.

The sanctions come in the wake of 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification Play-offs held in March this year.

Senegal have been fined 175,000 Swiss Francs and ordered to play one competitive game behind closed doors.

FIFA says that Senegal failed to put in place enough security and order during their game against Egypt, which they won 3-1 in penalties on March 29 in Dakar to qualify to World Cup in Qatar.

FIFA ruling on Senegal reads: “Order and security at matches (failure to implement existing safety rules and failure to ensure that law and order are maintained in the stadium, invasion of the field of play, throwing of objects, lighting of fireworks, use of laser pointers and use of objects to transmit a message that is not appropriate for a sports events – offensive
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Egypt team has been found of misconduct, with six individual sanctions have been ordered by FIFA to pay 6000 Swiss Francs.

The Egyptian FA initially wanted the game to be replayed after reports of their team bus getting delayed and lasers directed at their players mainly Mohamed Salah.

Nigeria and DR Congo have each been ordered to play a game without fans, including a fine of 150,000 and 5000 Swiss Francs.

Algeria and Morocco have been handed fines of 3000 and 30,000 Swiss Francs respectively, for failure to maintain order and security at their respective matches.

The five African nations to play at the World Cup in Qatar are Senegal, Morocco, Cameroon, Ghana and Tunisia.

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