Fans celebrate win for Senzo Meyiwa

Fans have taken to Twitter to express their emotions following Saturday’s win over Sudan.

South African supporters hold a portrait of murdered Bafana Bafana captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa during the Africa Cup of Nations 2015 qualifying football match South Africa vs Sudan, at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, on 15 November, 2014. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - Bafana Bafana fans have taken to Twitter to express their emotions following Bafana Bafana's celebrated win over Sudan.

The national team qualified for the 2015 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) with a 2-1 win at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Saturday.

It was an emotional game, played at the same venue that hosted the late Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa's funeral two weeks ago.

Coach Shakes Mashaba said the team's aim was to win and qualify, ensuring that Meyiwa's legacy lives on.

Here's some of the highlights from yesterday's game and the resounding Twitter reaction which followed it:

#SAvSUD Beautiful singing of the national anthem from the fans. Spine tingling stuff. #AFCON2015

#SAvSUD Fans have arrived carrying banners which read "We're playing for Senzo" #AFCON2015

#SAvSUD A moments silence for the late Senzo Meyiwa. #AFCON2015

#SAvSUD Bafana dominating possession, stringing together some nice passes. Cheers from the crowd every time Furman's on the ball. #AFCON2015

#SAvSUD Goal! Bafana lead! #AFCON2015

#SAvSUD Thulani Serero side foots the ball into the back of the net to give SA the lead. The stadium immediately on its feet clapping!

#SAvSUD Rantie slices through the defense and calmly slots the ball into the back of the net. Simply stunning. 2-0 #AFCON2015

#SAvSUD Bafana are going to AFCON2015! The ref blows the whistle for full-time and the Moses Mabhida erupts in celebration. 2-1 at the end.

#SAvSUD Fans, carry Senzo Meyiwa posters, make their way into Moses Mabhida. #AFCON2015

#SAvSUD Tribute to Senzo Meyiwa proudly displayed in the entrance to Presidential Suite at Moses Mabhida. #AFCON2015

I have never seen a country so united for a single cause. Am glad the Boys responded in fantastic fashion - Shakes Mashaba @DChimhavi

Honorable Twitter Members join me in declaring @BafanaBafana BUNCH OF WINNERS

RT if you agree

#Bafana don't even have to worry about finishing 2nd, the group's won & Nigeria have to come at them.

Probably their best chance in years.

It's going to be tough playing Nigeria away, it always is, but #Bafana can just play football now, they don't have to worry about points.

Bafana Bafana ✔️ Springboks ✔️ Proteas ✔️ #CantTouchUs

Make that THREE bunches of Winners, right @MbalulaFikile ?!




I hear the Meyiwa's were at Bafana game. Did Twitter have an uproar like it did when Kelly went to the awards?

"In our travels around the world & the continent we have always known that this country has the very best." - Patrice Motsepe on Bafana

"We are so happy & proud of you. Sometimes words cannot fully express what we feel & how happy you make us." - Patrice Motsepe on Bafana.

We salute the coach, his technical team & his "bunch" of winning Bafana🙌

Composed performance by Bafana, thanks Shakes for restoring pride in our national football team.

Benni McCarthy feels Bafana will have 'guradian angel' Senzo Meyiwa watching over them at Afcon 2015 #KickOff

@BafanaBafana @MbalulaFikile @Bevstar7 @DChimhavi congrats Yeye on your 50th cap on the day SA qualifies 4 Afcon 2015

#SAvSUD Shakes Mashaba: This kind of football was everything a coach could ask for.

WATCH: Bafana Bafana does it for Senzo.