AFCON 2019 : Senegal Lions more than ever determined to roar

The « Lions » refuse to consider their opponents Benin as outsiders, in the quarter-finals of the ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations AFCOM, Indeed, according to their captain, Cheikhou Kouyaté, the best way to win this match is to give a lot of respect to the « Squirrels » who have already created sensation when ousting Morocco in the 8 th finals (1-1, 4-1).
This can justify why they should respect their opponents on Wednesday at the June 30 stadium in Cairo. « We cannot claim victory, without having played the match, » he said, before recalling that Benin has already created the surprise of ousting Morocco, that was a potential candidate for the title. « To avoid disillusionment, we must be humble and very strong minded. Only this approach can help us achieve our goal . We must not rest on our laurels, « he warned
The same feeling is shared by Henri Saivet. « We have to give every thing to win this match. This is not the time to underestimate an opponent, because we are at a knock out phase. And to make it to the semifinals, we will have to give hundred percent of our potential in this match » The Burrasport (Turkey) midfielder invited.
Thus, despite their status as favorite in this quarter-final which will kick-off at 18h 00 (16 Gmt), the « Lions »intend to take very seriously the match against a very tough Benin team that has been showing their talent since the beginning of the AFCON