Equatorial Guinea lost penalty shootout with DR Congo Saturday
Sunday Feb 08, 2015. 09:46
AFCON hosts Equatorial Guinea said they have achieved great things within a short time after they lost the third-place match against DR Congo Saturday.
Nzalang Nacional fell 4-2 on penalties to finish fourth.
Equatorial Guinea defender Rui Fernando da Garcia Gomes said they could be consoled by the fact that they came this far within only 20 days.
“We tried to fight for this third place. After, the penalty shootout is a lottery. But I am happy with my team, with the staff. We managed to achieve some great things in a short time. Everyone knows it is difficult to build a team in 20 days,” he said.
Midfielder Ellong Doualla Viera said finishing as the fourth best team in Africa should give them some satisfaction even though they would have been happier with a medal.
“I feel some dissatisfaction. I would have liked to go back with a medal. But I must be happy with the fourth place which means a lot for my teammates and I,” said Viera.