Reactions – Egypt 3-0 Tanzania

Hector Cuper (Head Coach, Egypt)

I didn’t expect the game to go this way. I’m happy with the result because it gives the Egyptian people something to cheer about. My players played to our tactics and I’m satisfied with their performance. In the first 20 minutes we were awesome then we were a bit nervous as the goals didn’t come.

At half time I told the players to calm down and stick to the plan. Once we scored the first goal, the game became much easier. That’s just the first game, we still have a long way to walk.

Ramy Rabia (Defender, Egypt)

This game is history now. We have to start thinking of the next one. Egypt’s normal place is on top of the continent’s football. We missed a lot in recent times and now we have to get back to where we belong. I’m happy I scored but the win is much more important for me. Now we can think of our coming game in a positive mood.

Mart Nooij (Head Coach, Tanzania)

We played well at the opening halve, we even could have scored twice. A defensive mistake allowed them to score and they killed the game in 12 minutes. Nothing is lost yet. We will go and continue our way in the coming matches.

Source : Confederation of African Football