Victor Osimhen Set For Two-Match Ban After Violent Conduct

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Super Eagles and Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has been handed a two match-ban following a red card offence he committed during Italian Serie A match against Venezia on Sunday.

The Nigerian international was given a straight red card in the 23rd minute for shoving Daan Heymans. Napoli had hoped that the striker would only miss the clash against Genoa this weekend, as they believed it was a non violent conduct.

However, Serie A’s disciplinary committee see the challenge which led to his dismissal as violent conduct and has subsequently banned him for two games.

In addition, Osimhen was also fined €5000. The two-match ban means Osimhen will miss the clash against Genoa this week and also miss the huge clash against Juventus after the international break next month.

Napoli still plan to appeal, hoping they can reduce the ban to just one game. But should they fail in their appeal, it means Osimhen will miss both Serie A games.

 

Chidi Nwoke/The Guardian.

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