Goals from Nigerian Samuel Chukwueze and Williams Troost-Ekong ensured that Gernot Rohr’s men dumped South Africa out of the competition.
After defeating AFCON hosts, Egypt, there was hope that Bafana Bafana could go even further and win their match against Nigeria.
Sadly, that didn’t happen and South Africans are feeling so devastated. Bafana Bafana was beaten 2-1 by Nigeria in the knockout match, as reported on by How South Africa.
Many disappointed fans took to social media to express their dismay, and local celebs joined in.
Stars like AKA, Cassper Nyovest and Somizi just couldn’t stay quiet about how they felt about Bafana’s sad defeat
. Check out what they had to say:
I’m hurt man. This match was bigger than football. The biggest rivalry on the continent. Why do we always have to lose against Naija at EVERYTHING.
— AKA (@akaworldwide) July 10, 2019
That tweet is just one of many that AKA posted – his rant got a lot of attention.
Askies bafana bafana. Tonight I really felt yo hearts on that pitch. Just that a better team won. I have no doubt that u will do better next time. Congrats to Nigeria
— somizi somGAGA (@somizi) July 10, 2019
Reality check for us. Long way to go. Well done Nigeria. Unlucky Bafana. See you when you get back ❤️
— Brother Bear 🐻 (@Blaklez) July 10, 2019
😥 I no sabi. We were soooo close. https://t.co/PhOSr28A9j
— R.M Phoolo (@casspernyovest) July 10, 2019
Despite the loss, Stuart Baxter remains proud and has said that Bafana Bafana can compete with the best in Africa. He called on South Africans to support the squad.