Milovan Rajevac, Ghana coach
We don't fear any team and we won't underestimate any team. There are a lot of teams that for some people don't look very good. But such teams have a lot of their players playing in Europe. Benin for instance has a lot of players playing in the French first division. Such teams deserve respect. We must try to play as good away as we play at home because that is needed if we want to qualify. Ghana often doesn't get great results on the road because the style of play is different than when playing at home. We have to change this.
Michel Dussuyer, Benin coach
We were expecting a difficult draw and we'll be up against teams who were all at the last Africa Cup of Nations. That means there is going to be some attractive games for our fans to enjoy, especially the derby matches against our neighbours Ghana and Mali. Finishing first won't be our objective, though, as we're just aiming for a place at the 2010 African Nations Cup finals in Angola. We'll be trying to win all of our games, of course, and we'll be doing everything in our power, but as I said, our first objective is to reach Angola. Looking at the quality of the group, that won't be easy.
Mohamed Abdallah Mazda, Sudan coach
It is a good group, but I must say we are lucky not to be drawn with Cameroon, Nigeria or Egypt. We know the teams we must face quite well, and we will stand a chance to win when we face them. I say we have a chance, but that does not mean we will go to South Africa. Of course we hope to do so but our priority is to appear again in the African Nations Cup finals in Angola.
Stephen Keshi, Mali coach
I wouldn't say it's a bad draw though I wouldn't say it's a good one either. Every team has a chance in this group. Surprises are always possible. Every team that has qualified for this round is a great one and deserve our total respect. My players are ready to give their best for the national jersey. If the people from Mali support us, I'm sure we'll go to the World Cup.