A rare moment of joy has encapsulated the South African football scene. It is not often that we get to celebrate Bafana Bafana bagging some silverware, but today the country can smile on our young soldiers who clinched the COSAFA Cup over the weekend.
This victory has not won everyone's hearts over, though, with many supporters stating that the COSAFA Cup is not one worth celebrating and that Bafana's performance against Botswana was less than convincing. However, there many who still took the opportunity to congratulate the boys.
"Dankie, Bafana Bafana. Good work. At least you gave us something to celebrate as a nation." – Mhlekazi We Khosi
"Well done boys, we are impressed." – 303 Oneman
"Well done S Mashaba for clinching the COSAFA Cup. You have broken Bafana's cup drought. Now we want the FIFA World Cup. #the big one." – Copy and Paste
It seems coach Shakes Mashaba has bought himself some time following a disastrous 2017 Afcon qualifying campaign with this most recent victory. Furthermore, the U23s can now go into the Olympics with some confidence in their pockets.
What did you think of Bafana's performance this weekend?