Salernitana president admits Napoli game may not be played

by | Jan 21, 2022 12:38

Salernitana President Danilo Iervolino admits Sunday’s Serie A derby against Napoli may not be played due to the many COVID cases in the Granata team.

The newly-promoted side have nine players with COVID, which, given the latest guidelines provided by the Serie A protocol, are enough to ask for the game’s postponement.

“Given the circumstances, it’s hard to imagine Napoli-Salernitana being played,” Iervolino told Radio Marte.

“Let’s see what happens with the latest round of swab tests. Perhaps, some of them can recover between today and tomorrow.”

Iervolino bought Salernitana on December 31, just before the deadline which would have seen Salernitana excluded from Serie A hadn’t they found a new owner.

Iervolino will be at the stadium if the match goes ahead. “I am a close friend of [Napoli President Aurelio] De Laurentiis, we respect each other,” he said. “Hopefully, we can build bridges between the two clubs and the fanbases in the future.”

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