Mannini and Possanzini can appeal drugs ban

February 24, 2009
By Soccernet Staff
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Tuesday it would not stand in the way of an appeal by two Italian footballers banned for a year after turning up late for a 2007 drugs test.

Napoli winger Daniele Mannini and Brescia striker Davide Possanzini were suspended last month by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after WADA challenged the original 15-day ban issued by the Italian Olympic Committee.

CAS partially upheld WADA's appeal, finding a two-year ban would have ...

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