World Cup 2010:
Bongani Khumalo scored his first goal for Bafana Bafana in a 2-1 win against France in their final group stage game at the Free State Stadium which the hosts had to win by at least 3-0 to advance to the next round. of the World Cup.
“We did think we would make it, we believed in ourselves and just kept on pushing but it was not meant to be,” he said sadly.
Uruguay beat Mexico 1-0 in the other Group A match and South Africa had to win by three clear goals, however, Bafana could not hold on to their 2-0 lead and exited the tournament – the first hosts to exit at a Fifa World Cup.
“I’m very happy to have scored and contributed to our win, but at the end of the game it’s not something I am happy with,” the SuperSport United captain said.
“I am proud of the way we performed. I think we played well as a team and did not disappoint our supporters. The loss against Uruguay was a bitter pill to swallow but still I say we gave our best in this tournament.”
“The fans have been fantastic and they are making this World Cup a memorable experience,” the defender commended the SA fans who have been filling stadiums across the country.