Nigeria fans riot, attack Ghanaian fans as Police fire teargas (Videos)

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Nigerian fans in the Moshood Abiola Sports Stadium in Abuja has taken to rioting to express their displeasure against their loss in the just ended World Cup qualifiers.

Videos emerging on social media shows fans running helter-skelter in the 60,000-capacity stadium as smoke billows froom the pitch.

The Nigerians lost their spot in the upcoming World Cup after they were held to a 1-1 draw in their own backyard by the Black Stars of Ghana.

READ ALSO: Ghana Black Stars Qualify For Qatar 2022 World Cup After 1-1 Draw With Nigeria In Abuja

The first leg of the encounter saw both teams play a goalless draw last week in Kumasi.

The Nigerian fans are however displeased about their inability to qualify hence their resort to riots.

According to reports, property has been destroyed in the stadium.

Ghanaian fans attacked

According to a TV3 sports journalist, Yaw Ofosu who was in the stadium, some Ghanaian football fans were attacked in the stands.

They were subsequently moved to the football pitch to protect them from more attacks from irate Nigerian fans.

Yaw Ofosu said he had to remove his press jacket to prevent attackers from identifying him as a Ghanaian.

READ ALSO: I See Nigerians Crying, Ghana Will Qualify For World Cup – Ofori Amponsah Predicts

Ghanaian sports journalists safe

Another sports journalist with Citi TV, Fentuo Tahiru said Ghanaian journalist are safe.

He tweeted a photo from their “shelter” provided by Nigerian BBC sports journalist Oluwashina Okeleji.

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