What they said after the game
Norman Mapeza (Coach, Zimbabwe):
“We saw a good match. We played well, unlike the matches against Senegal or Malawi. I would like to thank my players who controlled the game especially during the first half. In the second half and after having conceded a goal, my players who lack experience were somewhat unsettled”.
Kaba Diawara (Coach, Guinea):
“The Zimbabwe team refused to play in the first half especially when they opened the scoring. After this achievement, we tried to go up the score without succeeding against a compact defense around their goalkeeper. for the round of 16, we’ll do without our captain, Naby Keita for multiple cards. It’s sad for us, but it’s up to us to raise our heads and prepare well for the next step, especially in serenity”.