Mozart drugs ban overturned
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Reggina captain Mozart's positive drugs ban has been overturned.Reggina have confirmed their appeal against club captain Mozart's drugs ban has been successfully overturned.
The Brazilian midfielder was handed a ban by Italian football authorities last week after testing positive for Betametasone following the club's Serie A clash with Milan last month.
The South American missed the club's 2-1 home victory over Serie A leaders Juventus on Saturday, but following a successful appeal on Monday, Mozart will be available for Wednesday's away clash with Parma.
Mozart (pictured) claimed his innocence to the ban after stating that the reason he had Betamethasone in his system was that he used an insect-bite cream on his three-year-old daughter.
In a statement on Friday, Reggina claimed that because Betamethasone is found in a number of products for skin treatment, Mozart must have tested positive after being in contact with the alleged insect cream.
Reggina's argument to Mozart's positive drugs test seems to have worked and the Brazilian could not hide his delight at the news.
"It's fantastic news," he told Reggina's official website.
"I was left in a nightmare. Now, I only think to Parma's match.
"I'm looking forward to returning to the pitch."