Napoli forward Victor Osimhen has been hit with a two-match ban and fined €5,000 by the Italian Football Authorities for violent conduct.
Osimhen was sent off just 23 minutes into the 2-0 win for hitting Venezia’s Daan Heymans in the face during an off-ball incident.
According to Football Italia, the match official reported the incident as ‘voluntarily striking an opposition player with a slap to the face while the ball was at a distance.’
The Nigeria international who will now miss Napoli’s game against Genoa and Juventus was hit with a €5,000 fine.
The decision is a massive setback for Osimhen who is hoping to impress the Napoli faithful after a productive pre-season.
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