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​Olympics Football Fan View: I see a future for Bafana Bafana – Mixed reactions as France win


The South Africans are on the brink of getting eliminated from the Olympic Games after a second loss

Luther Singh missed a penalty for South Africa who went on to surrender their lead three times to fall 4-3 against France in the Olympic Games at Saitama Stadium on Sunday.

Fifa World Cup winner Andre-Pierre Gignac’s treble inspired the French to victory. The experienced striker hit back each time as Kobamelo Kodisang (53th-minute), Evidence Makgopa (73rd), and Teboho Mokoena (82nd) scored for South Africa before Teji Savanier’s stoppage-time goal handed France their first victory in the competition.

South Africa lost 1-0 against hosts Japan in their first game in Group A earlier in the week.

Fans and supporters have taken to their social media accounts where they have shared their reactions to the match.