Mahdi Redha, UAE coach
It was a tight match between two very nervous teams. I think nerves were what prevented us from winning, as from a technical standpoint we played poorly and missed too many chances. We've got to work hard to put these things right before the next match. However, I'm not going to be too hard on my players as this was only our first match and we did really well to peg them back at the end.
Serame Letsoaka, South Africa coach
I wasn't expecting this sort of performance from my players. I'm disappointed in how we performed, and even if we'd won I'd have said the same thing. I must congratulate UAE on their comeback - they fought really well in the last few minutes and made it a great spectacle. Once our captain was sent off, our defence fell apart and unfortunately I couldn't bring on anyone else.