Double Joy for Victor Osimhen

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The 22-year-old attacker scored the opener in Nigeria’s 2-1 win over Cape Verde in Mindelo, but his week just got even better 

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has more reason to smile after his two-match ban in the Italian Serie A was reduced to one game following an appeal.

Osimhen was sent off 23 minutes into Napoli’s Serie A opener against Venezia for shoving Daan Heymans as Napoli played in a corner.

The 22-year-old subsequently received a two-match ban as the referee stated in his report that Osimhen was sent off for violent conduct.

However, Napoli decided to appeal the verdict, using Ciro Immobile as an example in their case. And on Tuesday, The Court of Appeal of the Italian Football Federation upheld Napoli’s appeal, reducing the ban to one game.

Osimhen had already missed one match, which was the 2-1 win over Genoa. However, he’s now free to play in Napoli’s next game, which is the big clash against Juventus on Saturday evening.

The news caps off a fantastic week for the former Lille striker after helping Nigeria to a 2-1 win over Cape Verde in their 2022 World Cup qualifier at the Estádio Municipal Adérito Sena in Mindelo.


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