What about Equatorial Guinea which after beating Algeria and Sierra Leone, eliminated Mali?
When you see this team, it was built around a collective group of players who know how to handle the ball. They have a coach who learned in the best training centers in Europe. Equatorial Guinea is a playful team and has a physical condition well above average. Against Mali, in the 120th minute, they continue to run. It’s incredible and mentally, it’s difficult to move them. They deserve to be there because tactically, physically and technically they are there.
Should Senegal fear this team?
No at all, Senegal must have respect, there is no reason to be afraid, but they should prepare for this match in the best possible way by giving this team all the respect. Maximum respect because they are a strong opponent. It is not on paper that the match will be won but on the ground. After a sluggish start, Teranga Lions entered the competition phase. In competition, you have to know how to go to the essentials, Senegal does not play a good game, but it responds present.
Who are the players that impressed you during this competition?
There is Jallow from Gambia, Gabadinho Mhango from Malawi, and John Takwara from Zimbabwe. That’s the beauty of the Africa Cup of Nations. Despite the presence of big stars, young footballers or those playing in less upscale championships manage to do well. This means that there is quality everywhere, and with work, African football will move forward.