Bamba Dieng (Senegal), Man of Match

“We are delighted as a team to have qualified for the quarterfinals and on a personal note I am happy to have earned the man of the match away in what was a good and well-coordinated game with my teammates. We will continue to improve with every game as we hope to go all the way in the competition”.

Pedro Leitão Brito “Bubista”, Cape Verde Coach

“First, I would like to congratulate Senegal for the victory, but I also want to congratulate my players for what they did in the game. The match started with Senegal attacking but we tried to balance things and succeed but things turned midway when we got the red cards that affected our game plan. It became difficult after the second red card we totally lost control. We hope to make amends and learn from the tournament as we prepare ourselves for our next schedule”

Aliou Cisse, Senegal Coach

“We started the match on a good note as we started with intensity and a renewed sense of urgency. I told my players to play with speed and press our opponents and that paid off handsomely as we exhausted our opponents. Today it was very important to manage the game from the start and that is how Senegal made the difference. I am proud of my players as they followed the instructions from start to the end. In the quarter-finals we want to employ the same tempo and hardwork to be able to get another convincing win “.