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Tuesday 21 November 2017

Spicy flight for the 'Brothers'

THREE players from one of India's top clubs have been charged with molesting an air hostess as they travelled to a game.

The trio, who all play for Churchill Brothers FC, were removed from a SpiceAir flight on Tuesday in Mumbai after a female flight attendant claimed she had been harassed.

Club officials have defended the trio -- Nigerians Odafa Okolie and Kalu Nnanna and Indian Arindam Bhattacharya -- insisting they did nothing wrong.

Churchill co-owner Joaquim Alemao said: "Okolie Odafa has been playing for us for four years and has never misbehaved with women.

"I know his nature. He is a God-fearing man with a wife and a child and does not go after women."

Coach Carlos Pereira added: "The players never touched anybody intentionally. I saw everything from my seat right behind them."

The row didn't seem to affect the players too much. They claimed a 2-2 draw with Mohun Bagan on Thursday, with Okolie bagging both goals to keep his side top of the I-League.

Irish Independent

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