South Africans laugh away the pain after Bafana's loss

Twitter users have responded to Bafana Bafana’s 2-1 loss to Cape Verde.

FILE: Bafana Bafana players celebrate advancing to the next round of the 2018 CHAN qualifiers. Picture:

CAPE TOWN – What’s worse than being cheated on?

Well, one South African says supporting Bafana Bafana.

Twitter users have responded to the team's 2-1 loss to Cape Verde at the Estadio Nacional with humour and disappointment.

The national team has suffered a major setback after Cape Verde derailed their chances of reaching the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Coach Stuart Baxter says players didn’t aim for their “normal standard”.

“I think we can find excuses or reasons, I think this is one of the reasons. We didn’t find focus or composure to keep playing. We opened the game well. But when they threatened us, we had a good opportunity and they countered on us. It was a bit sloppy.”

South Africans were not impressed with Bafana’s performance and took to Twitter to share their feelings.