It was an important win today against Zambia because we wanted to continue winning to maintain the momentum going into the semi-finals.
Our target was to reach the semis and more importantly is to qualify for the Olympic Games. if you want to qualify you have to win the semifinals.
Zambia has a very good team. They made mistakes in the previous two games but are still a good side. Now we will go back and wait for our opponents but it is very good that we won all our matches in the group stages.
We have a good team and we're working hard to win the tournament because Senegal has never won an Africa Cup of Nations title. We were tired because the last two matches were tough for us but we managed to get a good result.
The fans were brilliant on the night as they have been all through. We need them to be behind us so as to win the tournament for them and the entire country.
Fighton Simukonda (Head Coach, Zambia)
It is a sad day for Zambia because we're out of the tournament early. We said the last game is our consolation but football is very cruel because we played well in the first and the second half. We came here to qualify but at the end of the day we didn't qualify. It is not the end, we need to go back and regroup to do better next time.