Nigeria fans reportedly beat an official to death following ugly scenes after their side failed to qualify for the FIFA World Cup.
Nigeria, needing a win to reach Qatar, lost out to Ghana in the decisive match on Tuesday.
The fans stormed the Abiola Stadium and destroyed stadium property including the substitutes bench.
The said official who died is Dr Joseph Kabungo from Zambia who was working as a CAF medical officer for the match.
Ghana journalist Collins Atta Poku confirmed that the Zambian official was beaten to death, despite compelling reports from Nigeria who have refuted claims.
“They beat him, he fell and they throded on him. He lost consciousness was rushed to an ambulance closer to the Ghana dressing for CPR,” said Atta Poku.
“The entire Ghanaian contingent watched on as resuscitation attempts were made with oxygen mask. He was taken to hospital later and now this. Sad.”
The Ministry of Sports and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) had jointly bought about 20,000 free tickets for Abuja fans.