JOHANNESBURG – Bafana Bafana failed to qualify for the 2018 Soccer World Cup that will be hosted in Russia. Their 2-0 defeat against Senegal at the Peter Mokaba Staduim means that they have failed to qualify for a World Cup for the second consecutive time.
The South African Squad has been riddled by injuries after goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune suffered a facial fracture in a match against Chippa United.
Despite Bafana Bafana coach, Stuart Baxter's, optimism the squad failed to join Nigeria and Eqypt, who form part of African teams who have a secured place in the World Cup.
The places of the remaining slots for the qualifiers will be determined on Saturday 11 November, when North African countries Tunisia and Morocco compete.
South African fans did not hide their disappointment about the national team’s defeat on social media.
Below are some of the popular memes that express the disappointment that fans felt:
Imagine :— Thapz (@Thapz19) November 10, 2017
-paying TV license
Just to watch Bafana Bafana Lose ------ pic.twitter.com/yQXgwYNzF0
If u hav never experienced heartbreak. Support bafana bafana n u'll experience it pic.twitter.com/0LR5OJa3D8— Freeman (@Freeman30207970) November 10, 2017
Bafana Bafana is that one girl you dump, comes back to you begging and promises you the world...just to dissapoint you yet again. pic.twitter.com/B3TZ2YTgF9— Banana (@iamlindoh) November 10, 2017
Another reason why Bafana Bafana keeps on losing the matches it because of they always sing wrong National Anthem. S.A National Anthem is 'Sister Bettina' ✊uncultured swine.-- pic.twitter.com/ItRlDptdnj— Nomzamo Mhlongo (@Zamo_Njomz) November 10, 2017
Bafana Bafana 's dream to 2018 world cup....---- pic.twitter.com/ZI1MQap1On— M O K G A N O (@ChiefEmkay_M) November 10, 2017
When you support Bafana Bafana ------ pic.twitter.com/bMtmTbGip8— Prof.Gee (@Gomolemo_17) November 10, 2017
Guys let's do what we did when they played with our feelings just Block it Bafana Bafana pic.twitter.com/dhB4cvLrYA— Mthobis_KaMageba™ (@MthobisKamageba) November 10, 2017
Bafana Bafana is a disgrace. There are in the same whatapp group with ANC. Winning makes them sick. Therefore it time to close shop. pic.twitter.com/7H5i7gm04W— Adv Ngcukaitobi (@AdvNgcukaitobi) November 10, 2017
"Starter pack" for watching Bafana Bafana against Senegal pic.twitter.com/kJDb4fDFO8— Seipati Kometsi (@KometsiS) November 10, 2017
So y'all really thought Bafana Bafana would pass up such a perfect opportunity to disappoint you? pic.twitter.com/p8CO1AaNfW— Mthobisi Mtshali (@CharlieBoy_87) November 10, 2017
Bafana Bafana trying to rob Senegal 6 points pic.twitter.com/8ABubu64aP— The Darkhorse (@RudolfMosoma) November 10, 2017
The only Russia will see in 2018 is this one wth chips,with Bafana Bafana go padile -- pic.twitter.com/oB3Mkpf2j6— Lawrence Ⓜosito (@Papiki_Mosito) November 10, 2017
Ninga worry bafethu, Bafana Bafana is heading to Russia ------ pic.twitter.com/Kg1Uk35eSF— PennyM -- (@Penuel_Mashele) November 10, 2017
Retweet if you're against the abuse of women, children & Bafana Bafana -- pic.twitter.com/kUMwH4BTqm— S-Kay -- (@SKay_SA) November 10, 2017
Bafana Bafana strikers during training vs actual game time pic.twitter.com/qV4xM8CJIX— Wandile Dlamini (@Chambers_House) November 10, 2017