Nicolas Dupuis, coach of Madagascar during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Madagascar Press Conference at the Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria on the 25 June 2019 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix
Friday Jun 28, 2019. 13:00
Madagascar head coach Nicolas Dupuis expressed his delight after guiding Barea to a historic victory in Egypt.
Barea secured an impressive 1-0 victory against Burundi in their second 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Group B match on Thursday.
It was the Southern African side's maiden victory in the continental tournament.
"I am so happy because of this victory," Dupuis told the media.
"It was our first in the history of the AFCON and we worked hard for it.
The Barea, who are making their debut appearance in the finals, will wrap up their group stage campaign against Nigeria on Sunday.
"It was not an easy match because Burundi gave us a tough time especially in the second half," he added.
"But we can be proud of our efforts, we can be proud of what we achieved but the work is not yet over.
"We still have Nigeria to think about."