FIFA Warns Kenya Over Safety at World Cup Matches

March 21, 2012

FIFA has warned Kenya it faces being deducted points in its 2014 World Cup qualifying group after letting safety standards slip at its national stadium.

Fans were reported to have surged for shelter in a covered grandstand when rain fell before a qualifier against Seychelles at Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi last November.

FIFA says its disciplinary committee ruled that Football Kenya Federation “failed to take all the necessary safety precautions” and was liable for “improper conduct among spectators.”

FIFA fined the FKF 12,000 Swiss francs ($13,170; (euro) 9,950) and warned that future sanctions could including deducting points.

Kenya begins an African second-round qualifying group on June 1 at home to Malawi. The group includes Nigeria and Namibia.

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