- Bongani Zungu opened up about Bafana's loss against Nigeria on Wednesday night and what the future holds for the national team
- Zungu, who scored the only goal in the quarter-final game, said Bafana has enough talent to compete against Africa's best
- However, he added the team needs to "grow as players"
Goal-scorer Bongani Zungu believes Bafana Bafana has what it takes to compete against Africa's best even after a devastating loss against the Nigeria in the Afcon quarter-finals.
Zungu scored a goal against Nigeria in the 71st-minute and the team gave their all, believing they could secure a second goal.
"It's not finished until the referee blows the final whistle. We need to concentrate the full 90 minutes," he said.
However, William Troost-Ekong's goal in the 88th minute put an end to Bafana's Afcon dreams. Despite dropping out of the rest of the tournament, Zungu still has faith in the national team, adding they need a bit of work but have what it takes to be great.
"And we need to grow as players, and realise that we've got the talent to compete against the best in Africa. And hopefully in the future we'll do well. In the tournament, we didn't start good, and we picked up against Egypt," The Sowetan reported he said.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported previously that Stuart Baxter also believes Bafana has what it takes to compete against Africa's best.
Despite his side's dramatic 2-1 defeat to Nigeria, he remains proud and has called on South Africans to support Bafana.
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