Cracking the whip, the All India Football Federation on Saturday suspended head coach of Atletico de Kolkata Antonio Lopez Habas for four matches while two players Robert Pires and Fikru Lemessa have been banned for two matches for breaching disciplinary code during the ongoing Indian Super League. Both the players and the coach were involved in ugly altercations during an ill-tempered match between Atletico de Kolkata and FC Goa at Margao on October 23.
Apart from the suspensions, all three have been fined Rs five lakh each by the AIFF’s Disciplinary Committee for breach of Disciplinary Code. Predipkumar Bhaktawer, goalkeeper coach of Atletico de Kolkata, has been suspended for one match. Habas and Pires were reportedly involved in an altercation in the tunnel when the two teams left for the half-time break in that match which was won by Kolkata. (PTI)