Two supporters were shot dead and another was killed when trampled under foot following clashes between fans and the police at the end of Saint Eloi Lupopo’s home game against Sanga Balende in Lubumbashi, DR Congo.

The trouble began after the referee disallowed a late Lupopo goal, which would have brought the home team level.

Lubumbashi mayor, Jean-Oscar Sangusa Mutunda, confirmed that police had used live ammunition against supporters who began protesting violently against the referee’s decision.

Five other people were reported injured.

The hosts lost 1-0.