The Confedertion of African Football (CAF) together with the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) have issued a formal apology after failure to produce National Anthems for the Burkina Faso-Cameroon Group A tie.

After both teams had completed the formalities of entering the Stadium, the time of pride for the teams to hear their National Anthems never came. After having waited for a while the players with the hep of their fans ended up singing on their own without any help from a play back.

In their apology CAF alluded the glitch on day 1 to a to a sound system failure which caused the technical incident.

“The ConfĂ©dĂ©ration Africaine de Football and the Local Organizing Committee of the Total Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017, apologize to the teams, officials, supporters and viewers for the unfortunate incident.”