At least two Ugandan football fans are facing murder charges after a man was killed in the capital, Kampala in a row over the result of a match between Arsenal and Manchester last week.

A youth councillor died from stab wounds after intervening in a fight after Arsenal lost to Manchester City on Friday.

Allan Kakumba died moments after being admitted to hospital the following day, the Daily Monitor newspaper reports.

Police said in a statement that two suspects were in custody.

“We shall be arraigning the suspect in court soon,” Luke Oweyesigire, the spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan Police, told the BBC.

Mr Oweyesigire said Mr Kakumba, 25, intervened when his brother Titus Kyendo, an Arsenal fan, was caught up in a fight with Manchester City supporters.

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It comes less than a week after an Arsenal fan was bludgeoned to death in Adjumani in West Nile district.

Richard Ukuyo was hit in the back of the head with a club after infuriating an anguished Manchester United fan following Arsenal’s win over them last month.

According to the Police, the deceased was a well-known Arsenal fan.

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