South Africa’s national anthem was broadcast via the AUX input of a Huawei phone before Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Libya.
Stuart Baxter’s Bafana Bafana side went to the Stade Taïeb Mhiri in Tunisia needing just a point to qualify for this year’s tournament in Egypt.
But they were dealt a false start out of their control when their anthem “Nkosi Sikelel’iAfrika” was played amateurishly on someone’s phone.
The music starts and stops again, presumably in error, while at one point a brief snatch of a pop tune can be heard.
All the while, the South African players link arms and stand respectfully as is customary during the pre-match airing of each team’s national anthem.
In the match itself, two goals from Percy Tau gave them a 2-1 win that takes them through to this summer’s finals.