It is a great day for us. We kept believing and we got a just reward at the end of the game. It was a very tough match today against an experienced Congo side. We gave our best and seeing us continue making history is a beautiful thing. Hope we can continue in this way. said Madagascar coach Nicolas Dupuis
Madagascar midfielder Anicet Andrianantenaina (man of the match)
We are a team which plays like a family. We fight together and we win together. It was tough especially after Congo equalized late. But we saw our fans and the President of Madagascar in the crown and we had to do something. I am happy we are through. This is history and we cannot hide the excitement.
DR Congo coach Florent Ibenge:
I want to congratulate Madagascar for going through. They are a good team and have showed this throughout the competition. Today, we did our best but our best was not good enough. We lost to a better team and I wish them all the best.