Marcello Cottafava tests positive for banned stimulant

Marcello Cottafava tests positive for banned stimulant
Marcello Cottafava tests positive for banned stimulant

The defender for Serie B's Lecce, Marcello Cottafava, has tested positive for a banned stimulant.

Traces of tuaminoheptane were found in Cottafava's system after a game against Arezzo on March 25. Pending a backup "B" test, Cottafava could face a ban of up to two years.

Lecce had no immediate comment.