Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen has had his two-game ban rescinded, following a successful appeal by Napoli.
Osimhen was sent off during the first half of the Blues’ 2-0 victory by referee Gianluca Aureliano last month after he appeared to have hit Daan Heymans during a corner kick.
It was the second time the former Wolfsburg striker had been sent off since the commencement of his professional career.
He was issued a red card for the first time during a UEFA Europa League clash against Real Sociedad at the Reale Arena on October 29, 2020.
“Napoli have successfully appealed to the Sports Court of Appeal to reduce Victor Osimhen’s suspension from two games to one.
“Given that the striker already served the first match of the suspension against Genoa, he will be available for selection this weekend,” a statement from the club website read.
This decision is a big boost for Luciano Spalletti’s men who welcome Juventus to the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in Saturday’s blockbuster Italian elite division encounter.
“Osimhen’s behaviour was instinctive: he had been restrained and yanked, the defenders do everything to provoke. I also happened to push away the defenders because they kept my shirt,” it added.
Should Osimhen get the nod to play against the Old Lady, the 24-year-old would be hoping to score his maiden goal of the season after he scored 10 goals in 24 Serie A matches during the 2020-21 campaign.