Samson Siasia (Head Coach, Nigeria)
I congratulate my team for not conceding and qualifying for the semi-finals. The most important was to qualify and we have achieved it. We wish we could garner the three points but I’m happy with qualifying and getting closer to Rio de Janeiro.
I would have preferred to play Senegal in the final but I have to do at the semis. It will be a great match because they will have the public behind them and we have to play and win.
At the Africa Cup of Nations in 1992, I scored here (Leopold Sedar Senghor Stadium), and this is why most Senegalese remember me. I will be around my players to repeat it next Wednesday.
Pierre Andre Schurman (Head Coach, Algeria)
I’m glad we ended the top of the group and qualified for the semi-finals of the U-23 AFCON. Our approach is match after match. I’m satisfied with our performance overall and today against a tough opponent like Nigeria.
Now we will prepare for the match against South Africa because it was important to avoid the host country (Senegal) in the semi-finals.