A tornado-like dust devil interrupts an amateur match in South Africa
(Image: Twitter/Nhl AKA Nipho)

VIDEO: Dust devil interrupts amateur match in South Africa

Whirls through field of play.



An amateur match in South Africa had to be halted when a dust devil whirled its way across the pitch, eliciting laughter from those filming it.

Despite their ominous appearance, dust devils are usually harmless – but a moving column of dust and debris is nevertheless inconvenient to a football match.

Some Twitter users believed there to be something more sinister at play than mere nature: