MOSCOW, May 7 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Presnensky District Court will pronounce sentence for Zenit St. Petersburg’s football player Alexander Kokorin, Krasnodar’s Pavel Mamayev and two other defendants in the hooliganism case on May 8, a RAPSI correspondent has reported.

On Monday, a prosecutor asked the court to sentence Kokorin and his younger brother Kirill to 18 months in penal colony each, and to give Mamayev and children’s football coach Alexander Protasovitsky 17 months each.

Defense team demanded to acquit the defendants.

On April 17, the Moscow City Court upheld extension of the defendants’ detention until September 25.

The four men were arrested on October 11 and charged with hooliganism, battery and intended bodily injury.

The defendants initiated two fights in central Moscow in the early morning of October 11. According to the police, a driver of a Russian TV journalist received a nose fracture during the first incident on a street in central Moscow.

Two hours later, Ministry of industry and trade official Denis Pak and CEO of the Central Scientific Research Automobile and Automotive Engines Institute Sergey Gaysin were assaulted by the footballers in a coffee bar and had to undergo medical treatment, the police stated. Pak reportedly sustained a concussion. The café’s video records showed one of the sportsmen beating up Pak with chair.