The local Black Stars escaped a terrible terrorist attack in Burkina Faso where they played the home-based Stallions in a CHAN qualifier on Saturday.
The group returned home on Sunday morning and the awful act occurred that night around 21:00 GMT.
Seventeen individuals have been murdered and eight injured in the “Terrorist attack” in the center of the capital Ouagadougou.
Three shooters opened fire on clients situated outside an eatery, witnesses were cited as saying.
Security strengths executed three terrorists, but few people are still trapped in the building, Communication Minister Remis Dandjinou says.
A jihadist attack on a cafe adjacent left 30 people dead in January a year ago.