Bafana CapeCape Verde coach, Lúcio Antunes

“I’m happy with our performance tonight. Today, after this match I think we can lift our heads up. We have done something we can be proud of. Obviously I’m happy with the fact that we did not concede a goal; that will make us more confident.”

Fernando Neves, Cape Verde captain

“Tonight we played well against a good side. We got a draw which is good for us. But we now need to focus on the next game.”

South Africa coach, Gordon Igesund

“First of all, I’m very disappointed with the first half, most of the players did not come to the party. It looked like the guys were panicking a lot; they were going at 100 miles an hour when they needed to slow down a bit.

“To me, the first half was the waste of 45 minutes of football. Credit to Cape Verde, they played well and defended well.”

Bongani Khumalo, South Africa captain

“We are disappointed; we would have loved to start with a win. We have a point and there are two games to be played.”