Zungu: Bafana Bafana Deserved Victory Against Nigeria

South Africa midfielder Bongani Zungu has rued Bafana Bafana’s disappointing exit from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt and believes the side deserved victory against the Super Eagles in their quarterfinal clash, Completesports.com reports.

Stuart Baxter’s men went down to a 2-1 defeat against the Super Eagles in the encounter played at the Cairo International Stadium.

Zungu equalised for the South Africans in the 70th minute cancelling out Samuel Chukwueze’s 27th minute strike.

William Troost-Ekong however netted the winning goal a minute before the end of regulation time.

Bongani Zungu (8) and Bafana Bafana teammates celebrate his goal against Nigeria

“First of all, a very disappointing result for us,” Zungu said after the game.

“First half, we gave them a lot of respect. Second half, the coach told us to press them high and I think we did quite good and we were moving the ball well.

“I felt like we were going to score, and when we scored the goal we were in the game, but unfortunately, we lost concentration in the end.

“It’s very disappointing, we are sad, but I am very proud of the team. We fought hard, we didn’t start the tournament good, but we should have won this one. But it’s part of the game.”

By Adeboye Amosu (photos:by Ganiyu Yusuf) in Cairo