Tuesday August 14 2012
Pandev to get two-game ban?

Reports indicate that Napoli’s frustration with the authorities could be worsened with Goran Pandev set for a two-game suspension.

The Macedonian was sent off for verbally assaulting the assistant referee during the Vesuviani’s Super Cup defeat to Juventus.

The player has denied the reason for his dismissal, whilst his President Aurelio De Laurentiis suggested that he had spoken in his native language anyway.

Even so, Tuttosport understand that the forward is facing an extra game’s ban as the usual suspension for insulting a match official is two games.

The ban will apply to Serie A games, as the Super Cup is a Lega Serie A-organised event, so Pandev could miss opening fixtures against Palermo and Fiorentina.