"I'd like to thank the fans in Kano for all their support. We're delighted, as this is our first-ever win at a FIFA U-17 World Cup. It was a very even game until the opening goal, but from then on we were able to assert ourselves and get the second against a strong Malawi side. I'd like to congratulate the Malawi coach for his team's fine display." Ali Ibrahim, UAE coach.
"I must congratulate the UAE on their win. It was our first ever World Cup match and we were unlucky, as we played very well in the first half. We must take great pride from the match. My players were very pleased to be making their debut in such a massive tournament." John Kaputa, Malawi coach.