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TotalEnergiesAfconDraw: Gambia Will Be Prepared -Tom Saintfiet

Following the draw of the 33rd edition of the African Cup of Nations, AFCON, Tom Saintfiet, coach of the Scorpions of Gambia, making their debut in the continental competition is upbeat his team will be ready come January, among other reactions.

The Lions of Cameroon will sail through to the end

I have confidence because in 2017, nobody saw the Indomitable Lions among the favourites and we won. They took our advice and I am sure that these boys will do everything to see it through to the end.

Roger Mila

No Small Nation

I still think it is always good to have lesser opponent like the ones we are going to meet with but we have to prepare. People think that it will be easy for Cameroon but today there is no small team. No one feel spared. We will immediately launch the preparations. Regarding the organization of this draw, I am proud of my country.

Jcque Song’o

We are going to the final

Our group is very open and everyone have to play their qualification thoroughly and respect their opponents. A final for us will be the crowning achievement of all our efforts. I think, this year is for Senegal. We are going to the final and I know it will be hard. In my opinion, we shall show very beautiful things during AFCON.

El-Hadji Diouf

El-Hadji Diouf

Our objective is to get out of the group

In every competition, the objective is to get out of the group even if it looks difficult but I think it is up to us to be solid on the groud to get the results. Our group is a solid group but we are part of the good teams.

Patrice Neveu, Gabon Coach

We are on good process

Egypt and Nigeria are football powers house of the continent and no one can deny that. Guinea Bissau is not a nation to be neglected because they had to fight to qualify. We have a big a challenge to take up. There is still a lot of work ahead. We are on good footing and if we have good preparations, we can spring up surprises. I also have the conviction that the competition will be an opportunity to measure ourselves against the big teams of the continents.

Patrice Beaumelle, Coach of Cote D’ivoire

Tough group for Nigeria

I think we are in tough group but we have the time to prepare well. Our qualifiers are coming up in September and I think we will use that to prepare for the competition that comes up in January next year. We are going to concentrate on the preparations and we are going to be ready for the competition.
Gernot Rohr, Nigerian Coach

We are hoping to make a good tournament

Cameroon is a very good team and is the favourite to final but, we happy to play in that group. We know a little about Cameroon but it is a school for us. We know Cameroon is a better side and we respect them. Our greatest show is to fight for the games when they kick off next year. We are hoping to make a good tournament by passing the group stage.

Pedro Leitão Brito alias Bubista, Coach of Cape Verde

We are going to concentrate on the preparations

I think we are in tough group but we have the time to prepare well. Our qualifiers are coming up in September and I think we will use that to prepare for the competition that comes up in January next year. We are going to concentrate on the preparations and we are going to be ready for the competition. 

Tom Saintfiet, Gambia Coach

Tom Saintfiet-Gambian coach

We are competitive team

Cameroon is great football nation and almost the base of African football. As I a kid, I remember Cameroon from the 1982 World Cup and they breath football. It is good to know that we shall all be here in January to see what happens. It is good to play in Cameroon. I am not afraid of any country but has a lot of respect for them. If I had a wish list before the draw, this is near to my list. We are competitive and I think it will nice to play against them.

Charles Akonnor, Ghanaian Coach