Idrissa Gana Gueye of Senegal
Friday Jul 12, 2019. 09:00
Senegal international Idrissa Gana Gueye is happy to have inspired the Lions of Teranga to victory over Benin's Squirrels.
The Lions of Teranga reached the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) semi-finals for the first time since 2006 after defeating Benin 1-0 on Wednesday.
England-based midfielder Gueye scored the only goal of the match in the second half at the 30 June Stadium in Egypt.
Gueye reflected on the victory against the Squirrels, who had stunned Morocco's Atlas Lions in the Round of 16.
"I am very happy for our team especially since Senegal has not qualified for an Africa Cup of Nations semi-final for a long time," Gueye said.
"We managed to dominate, score and win this match to ensure this qualification.
"We tried to be patient at first and to respect the instructions of the coach," he added.
"As soon as we scored, we went forward to attack even more but the main thing for us is the qualification."