Napoli slam Osimhen heavy fine after birthday video shows his ‘recklessnes’.
Victor Osimhen has been fined half of his monthly salary, about 250,000 Euros after his birthday video showed he was “reckless” and did not comply with Napoli regulations leading to him contracting Coronavirus.
Osimhen celebrated his 22nd birthday in style in Lagos recently without wearing a face mask and not observing social distance.
Both the club and coach Genarro Gattuso were furious after they watched the video.
Osimhen apologised earlier on Sunday.
“I am sorry for what happened. I made a mistake going to Nigeria right now,” the forward said in an Instagram post.
“I made a mistake going to a surprise party without understanding the gravity of what I was doing.
“I apologise to the club, the coach, the team, and the fans.”
Osimhen’s positive Coronavirus result means his comeback from injury has been further delayed.
He has been sidelined since November, when he injured his shoulder in action for the Super Eagles against Sierra Leone in Benin City.