The Confederation of African Football apologizes to Mauritania for not playing their national anthem at the Nations Cup

Nouakchott: The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has asked Mauritania for an official apology, after its national anthem was not played in a match that brought his team together with his Gambian counterpart to the final of the African Nations “Cameroon 2021”. An apology from the CAF arrived on Thursday in a written message sent to the Mauritanian Federation and published by media locals. The African Union has indicated that the person responsible for the transmission of the audio clip encountered a technical problem that prevented the timely transmission of the Mauritanian national anthem before the match began. He added that he apologizes, through the Mauritanian Football Association, to President Mohamed Ould El Ghazouani and to the Mauritanian government and the people in general. The Mauritanian team was surprised, before the game with Gambia on Wednesday, by playing the old national anthem in place of the current one, forcing the organizers to stop it and try to play the new anthem, but they failed. After unsuccessful attempts, only the Gambian national anthem was played, to start the match without playing the Mauritanian national anthem, which many regarded as a major scandal in the African Nations Cup. (Anatolia)