Police in Lilongwe are hunting for some football fans who torched 13 houses and stole goats after their team trailed by 3 goals to 1.
The two sides, Nthenga and Mlomba, battled it out in Tausi Chimwenje Football Bonanza on Sunday in Nthenga Village, Traditional Authority Masula.
The first half went on well until the teams went for recess. When the second half began, the home team Nthenga was leading by 3 goals to 1.
This did not go down well with the visiting team (Mlomba) and went the supporters then proceeded to assault the referee.
Immediately, Mlomba fans went on rampage setting on fire nearby houses and property in anger. They also allegedly stole two goats in the process.
Police have since mounted a search for the perpetrators.
When arrested, they will answer charges of arson, malicious damage and theft of goats.