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Last Updated: Thursday, 8 January, 2004, 18:19 GMT
Kallon and Gaddafi banned
Libyan forward Saadi Gaddafi
Gaddafi has been handed a three-month ban

The Italian Football Federation has handed months-long bans to Sierra Leone's Mohammed Kallon and Saadi Gaddafi of Libya for failing doping tests late last year.

Mohammed Kallon is banned for eight months while Gaddafi has been punished with a three-month ban.

The 24-year-old Kallon tested positive for the anabolic steroid nandrolone after his Italian club Inter Milan had played out a goalless draw at Udinese on 27 September.

A second test on his B sample at a Rome laboratory confirmed the presence of the banned substance.

Meanwhile, Gaddafi, who plays for Perugia, was suspended from Serie A after testing positive for the same substance as Kallon after his team's home game against Reggina in October.

The 30-year-old international, who faced a maximum two-year ban, did not seek the analysis of a second urine sample.

Gaddafi, who is the vice-president of Libya's sports federation and who has yet to make his debut in Italy's top flight, insisted he had no idea how traces of the drug were found in his system.

"I don't know what could have happened but I'm going to try to find out," the son of the Libyan leader Muammar said after the positive test.

Kallon faces lengthy ban
10 Dec 03  |  African
Gaddafi fails drugs test
05 Nov 03  |  African

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