Joseph Koto, Senegal coach
It is a painful defeat for me. We controlled the match in the first match and were really well organised after we had gone in front. But we had to make some changes at the start of the second half that affected that organisation. Naturally, the red card led to those changes. In the end, Mali deserved their win today. They played really well. But we also played well, particularly when you consider the injury problems we had and the fatigue the players are suffering after playing six matches - one every three days. We would have loved to have finished third but we will remain calm and continue working hard with this talented group of players. 

Fanyeri Diarra, Mali coach
We've come a long way in this tournament and have been proud to represent Africa. And we're very happy today. Adama Traore (with two goals and an assist) did a great job for us. He is a great player and I have no doubt he has a great future in the game. We've had a great run in this competition and the outcome is very positive. For Africa, it has been great having two teams in the last four, and I want to congratulate Senegal too. Nigeria and Ghana were also strong, and I think African teams have defended their colours extremely well in this tournament. We've proven that, with the right resources, African teams will get results.