The Local Black Stars escaped a terrorist attack in Burkina Faso where they played the home-based Stallions in a CHAN qualifier on Saturday.
The team returned home on Sunday morning and the attack took place that night around 21:00 GMT.
Seventeen people have been killed and eight wounded in the “terrorist attack” in the centre of the capital Ouagadougou.
Three gunmen opened fire on customers seated outside a restaurant, witnesses were quoted as saying.
Watch a video of the attack below:
Security forces killed three attackers, but some people are still trapped in the building, Communication Minister Remis Dandjinou says.
A jihadist attack on a cafe nearby left 30 people dead in January last year.