The Indomitable Lions were given little chance of reaching the decider when they arrived in Gabon at the start of the tournament following the withdrawal of eight players that had been called up.
Though they have also had money differences with their mother body (FECAFOOT) during this tournament they have still done the job on the field and now have a date with Egypt at 21h00 on Sunday night to decide who lifts the trophy at the 31st edition of the tournament.
“We are obviously happy that we have reached the final,” says the Standard Liege defender, who has started four of the five games the Indomitable Lions have played.
“But then in as much as we are the people who play, I personally feel that the coach [Broos] has been vital for us. He has outlined his strategy in every game that we have played and we have followed it to detail and that is the reason why we are going to the final.
“In the most difficult match that we have played to date which was against Senegal the coach had a plan and it worked out well.
“The strategy for the match [against Ghana] was to keep the ball which we did and now we are going to the final. So I give credit to the coach,” concludes Fai.
By Lovemore Moyo in Gabon, courtesy of SuperSport