Friday January 18 2019
Napoli 'confident' of Koulibaly reprieve

Napoli say they are ‘confident’ Kalidou Koulibaly will have his two-match ban lifted after his court appearance on Friday.

Koulibaly was subjected to monkey chants during Napoli’s 1-0 defeat to Inter on Boxing Day yet came away with a two-match ban after he protested a second bookable offence.

The defender appealed the suspension at a court hearing with Napoli lawyer Mattia Grassani, who told ANSA: “We await the verdict, we’re confident.”

As it stands, the Senegalese will miss the Partenopei’s next Serie A game against Lazio on Sunday.

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