South Africa line up for their national anthem, played on a Huawei phone, before the AFCON qualifier against Libya
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VIDEO: South Africa’s national anthem played via Huawei phone before Libya match

Stop-start airing includes snatch of a pop song.



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.