POLICE in Kitwe have arrested five soccer fans in connection with the attacks on Chipolopolo striker Alex N’gonga’s family home in Chimwemwe Township.

N’gonga missed several chances on goal to book Chipolopolo’s debut ticket to the World Cup when Zambia played Nigeria away in Uyo last Saturday.

This angered football fans back in Kitwe, where the striker plays for Power Dynamos, as they resorted to harass his family.

Copperbelt province police commissioner Charity Katanga said the five soccer fans were arrested on Sunday morning.

“We have arrested five people for malicious damage to property and they are detained in police custody. We have Jeff Chavula 30, Dickson Chama 24, Peter Mwanga 21, Gift Zulu 18 and a 16 year old all of Kitwe Chimwemwe township,” Katanga said.

” A white Toyota Landcruiser ACC 5492 that was used has been impounded. The value of the damaged property is K450.”

Katanga has since warned the members of the public in the habit of harassing people that the long arm of the law will visit them.

Nigeria became the first African team to qualify for the global showpiece courtesy with a lone goal from N’gonga’s name sake Alex Iwobi in the second half.