Both the current and former Ministers of Sport, Nathi Mthethwa and Fikile Mbalula, have been on social media congratulating Bafana Bafana on their run at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

However, that run ended on Wednesday night when they were beaten 2-1 by Nigeria in the quarter-finals.

Twenty-year-old, Samuel Chukwueze was named Man of the Match after scoring Nigeria’s opening goal.

Bongani Zungo equalised before William Ekong netted the winner a minute from time.

Bafana Bafana goalkeeper, Ronwen Williams had a good tournament, but was apologetic for letting in the last goal.

Williams says, “In the 2nd half we played much better, but you know it’s a sad way to go out. A lapse in concentration from me, in the dying moments you know so…we live and we learn, and you know …these things must make you stronger, so yes we stay positive. It was a good experience, the boys learnt a lot, and yes, we are proud.”