Duo's drug bans cut
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Both players tested positive for banned substances in September and had been suspended by the footballing authorities since October.
Their exact punishments were delivered in January, with Kallon (pictured) handed an eight-month sentence and Blasi a six-month ban.
But the duo have successfully appealed against their respective censures and have had their suspensions cut.
Internazionale forward Kallon's ban, for testing positive for nandrolone after a league clash against Udinese on September 27, has been reduced to six months.
The Sierra Leone international will now be available for Inter from April 23, when he previously would not have played again this season.
Parma ace Blasi was found to have traces of the substance norandrosterone in his sample after a game against Perugia on September 14 last year.
His ban has been cut to five months and he will be available to coach Cesare Prandelli from March 17.
Manchester United will certainly take note of the Serie A pair's successful appeals as they attempt to have Rio Ferdinand's eight-month ban for failing to attend a drugs test reduced.