Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos says he is proud of his team’s achievement after they finished third at the Africa Cup of Nations.
South Africa finished in third place after they defeated DR Congo 6-5 in a penalty shootout at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny in Abidjan.
Broos went on to praise his side’s efforts throughout the tournament after claiming their best finish in 24 years.
“I said after Nigeria match that I was proud of this team, and I think today people can see why I say I am proud of this team. We were not fresh but when you see the mentality in that group, it is impressive,” said Broos.
“The boys did very well. They showed great mentality. They tried to do what I asked, and I understand that it was difficult. It shows that we if we have problems, we can count on those who are on the bench.
“I was satisfied with players on the pitch, but I was even more satisfied with those on the pitch. They were encouraging them and pushing them.
“From this, you know that you have 23 guys who want one thing and that is winning.”
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