“First, I would like to thank the Zimbabwean team for having a good game. I am satisfied with the three points acquired during this first day, because this is important for the start of each tournament. The team was solid, and I had earlier said that it was going to be difficult, but I am happy for the victory. We are going to work hard with the wingers for the next game.”
“I want to congratulate Cameroon and the coach for the match tonight. We played against a good team, which will certainly have a say in this CHAN. Cameroon pushed hard, played well, and they were creative. This is not the end of the world. We will play two more games, and we have every chance of securing a place in the quarter finals. It’s up to us to study our mistakes and correct them before our next meeting against Burkina Faso.”
“I think the game was not easy, especially on the technical side. This is the first game for both teams who were under pressure to win. In the first half, our opponents created problems for us and it was only in the second half that we corrected ourselves and created chances. Against Cameroon, we hope to see a good match between two teams playing good football.”
“The editions follow one another but are not alike. It’s true that we lost our first game, but the tournament is still long. Now it’s up to us to correct our mistakes in order to have good matches in the future and achieve our goal of qualifying to the second round. Now we have to think and rethink about the game against Zimbabwe, which is very important to us. After that, we will focus on the last match against hosts Cameroon. We are looking forward to the match.”
Cameroon lock horns with Mali on match day 2 while Burkina faso faces Zimbabwe at the Ahmadou Ahidjio stadium in Yaounde. The intermediate lions are coleaders as they share the top of Group A with 3 points each.