Super Eagles and Napoli striker Victor Osimhen who tested positive for Coronavirus last Friday has been slammed with 250,000 Euro which is equivalent to N116 million.
The fine, according to report is as a result of his birthday video spotted by his club which showed he was “reckless” and did not comply with Napoli regulations leading to him contracting Coronavirus in Nigeria.
Osimhen celebrated his 22nd birthday in style in Lagos recently without wearing a face mask and not observing social distance.
According to scorenigeria.com, both the club and coach Genarro Gattuso were furious after they watched the video.
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.
In October 2020, Italian news agencies reported that Napoli had been prevented from travelling to Turin by local health authorities due to the possibility of a coronavirus outbreak in the squad.
Two Napoli players, Piotr Zielinski and Elif Elmas, and a staff member returned positive COVID-19 tests less than a week after the club hosted Genoa, who have themselves been hit by a spate of cases.