COVID-19 PROTOCOLS BREACH: Napoli fine Osimhen two weeks’ wages

BOLOGNA, ITALY - NOVEMBER 08: Victor Osimhen of SSC Napoli looks on during the Serie A match between Bologna FC and SSC Napoli at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on November 08, 2020 in Bologna, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

Napoli has handed a fine of two weeks’ wages to Victor Osimhen for recklessness and not respecting the club’s Covid-19 regulations.
A video had gone viral on new year’s day showing of Osimhen celebrating his birthday in Nigeria with a large crowd of people showing the former Lille star having little or no COVID protocols, including social distancing and the wearing of nose masks.

The Nigerian striker has since returned to Italy and tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus disease, even though Osimhen is asymptomatic.

This development has reportedly angered the Italian club and boss Gennaro Gattuso who have been shorn of the services of the 22-year-old for almost two months.

And the Serie A giants have come down hard on Osimhen’s indiscipline by fining him his two weeks wages, as per Football Italia.

The Super Eagles’ forward has been out of action for Napoli since picking up a shoulder injury on international duty in November.

Osimhen was, however, expected to make his comeback for the Pertonopei against Cagliari on Sunday but that will now be put on hold for at least another two weeks as the former Golden Eaglets star self-isolates.


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