Tuesday, May 17

Italian Serie A: Osimhen’s Napoli Match On Sunday To Kick Off Late

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Frankie Omokhua

Nigeria international, Victor Osimhen and his Napoli teammates will have to wait a little bit late before facing Genoa in their Serie A home match against Genoa on Sunday.

Reports say the game has been delayed for a few hours after Genoa goalkeeper, Mattia Perin, tested positive for the coronavirus.

The match which was earlier scheduled to kick off at 3pm local time (13:00 GMT) will start three hours later.

Genoa announced Perin’s test result on Saturday. The players and staff underwent further tests and the results will be known later.

That means the team will fly to Naples on Sunday morning instead of Saturday night as originally planned.

Meanwhile, the Italian government has also rejected a proposal to allow more spectators to watch sporting events, including the Serie A.

Italy’s regions had suggested that the current limit of 1,000 spectators be increased to 25 per cent of stadium capacity, which would have allowed nearly 20,000 fans at bigger stadiums such as the San Siro in Milan and Rome’s Stadio Olimpico.

Victor Osimhen during SSC Napoli’s Serie A match against Parma at Stadio Ennio Tardini on September 20, 2020.
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