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Uga Okpara loses cool, Bello flees

Calcutta: Kingfisher East Bengal’s Nigerian defender Uga Okpara lost his cool after his team’s 0-1 loss to Prayag United, at the Salt Lake Stadium, on Sunday. And his target was Prayag United’s Bello Rassaq, another Nigerian.

Okpara, who should be blamed for the goal East Bengal conceded, was having those “chit chats” with Bello throughout the match.

And it reached a flashpoint when Bello’s elbow inadvertently found Okpara’s face during a East Bengal corner at the fag end of the match.

“Things calmed down after players of both the teams intervened. So I do not know why Uga reacted like that after the match,” Bello’s partner in the defence Gouramangi Singh said.

A scared Bello, who had a minor cut on his upper lip during the after-match scuffle, ran for his life even as Ranty Martins and Alivito D’Cunha were trying to pacify an incensed

Okpara. Following last Sunday’s fracus during the I-League match between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan the policement did not take any chance. They were quick to react and cordoned off the field.