The former Messina goalkeeper was hit with the suspension in March after he tested positive for cocaine following Messina´s 1-1 draw against Catania on February 11.
An appeals body on Friday upheld the original suspension handed down to the 24-year-old, who will be unable to resume his career until March 2009.
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