Osayi-Samuel faces 10-match ban in Turkey over assault on pitch invader

Fenerbahce defender, Bright Osayi-Samuel may be suspended for up to 10 games for fuelling violence during last weekend’s win at Trabzonspor.

Osayi-Samuel was involved in a brawl with some home fans who entered the pitch after the Turkish Super Lig clash.

According to reports emanating from Turkey, the Nigeria international could be charged for violent conduct by the Turkish Football Federation, TFF, Disciplinary Committee.

The 26-year-old is expected to plead self- defense to avoid punishment. Hearing in the case has been fixed for Tuesday, April 2.

Osayi -Samuel is currently on international duty with Nigeria. The Super Eagles are expected to take on the Black Stars of Ghana and Eagles of Mali on March 22 and March 26 respectively.

In other news…

Last July, FIFA sanctioned Saudi Arabian club, Al-Nassr, following an issue involving Nigerian international, Ahmed Musa.

The world football governing body banned the club from registering any new signing going into the new Saudi Pro League. Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr failed to pay Leicester City the money they owe the club over Musa’s transfer.

The Sivasspor forward joined the Saudi Arabian Pro League side in a €16.50m deal in 2018, shortly after an impressive outing at the World Cup in Russia. While the Knights of Naja have paid the transfer fee, they were yet to pay the add-ons, despite The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruling.

According to Ben Jacobs, Al-Nassr were ordered to pay the Foxes €460,000 in performance-related add-ons.