Bafana Bafana head coach, Shakes Mashaba, was pleased with his side's response after going a goal down to Lesotho.
Gift Motupa's 66th minute strike brought Bafana back into the game and ultimately sent the clash into a penalty shoot-out, where Reyaad Pieterse was the hero, saving two spot-kicks to help the nation progress to the last four.
Mashaba felt the supporters at the Sam Nujoma Stadium got their money's worth on the day.
"We knew it was going to be a tough game, we watched Lesotho play their game on Thursday and we knew they were going to come at us," Mashaba said after the game.
"I would just like to say congratulations to them, they played very well but our boys showed grit after we were one goal down.
"We came back, we equalised and we went into the penalty shoot-out. We missed one, we still managed to come back, but we are saying , it's all in the game. So we'd like to say it was a very good game for the paying spectators. It's a lotto when it goes to penalties."