Mohamed Magassouba (Coach, Mali)

This group has matured, we adapt to the reality of the match. Behind self-sacrifice, will and power, we play to make our people proud. We will face a good team from Equatorial Guinea. We respect them but we will play to win. I always tell my players we play to win; we want this cup. Mali is one of the best nations in African football, it takes a continental trophy to top it off.

Aliou Dieng (Midfielder, Mali)

It’s an honor for me to be in this young group. As I play for Al Ahly in Egypt, I’m proud to represent the players of the African leagues. In our philosophy, we do not underestimate our opponent. We are ready, and we will take the match like all matches by playing our football.