Shawky Gharieb, Egypt (Assistant Coach):
"Our group is a moderate one, we certainly won't be under pressure but we are not also taking our qualification for granted. DR Congo have some of the best players in African football and they are a worthy adversary but Malawi and Djibouti should not worry us"

Stephen Constantine, Malawi (Coach):
"We cannot be written off, but we do need to be better organised if we are to compete. We have three main areas of concern: youth development, administration and of course facilities which must change - and change quickly. This is difficult I know and as we all know change is not an overnight task."