Banyana Banyana's emotional welcome by South African fans, demonstrates how far the ladies game has come.
South Africa lost on penalties to the Super Falcons in the Africa Women's Cup of Nations final on Saturday.
Nigeria and Banyana drew 0-0 at full-time and extra time, but then the Super Falcons lifted the trophy with the very last penalty action as the game went down to the wire.
Banyana can be proud of their performances in the tournament and their welcome underlines the respect they've earned.
Watch photos, videos and read the comments written for Banyana Banyana below.
Thank you South Africa for the amazing welcome home!! Appreciate all the love and support https://t.co/1NY2pmt3AO— Jermaine Seoposenwe (@jermaine109) December 2, 2018
Women’s sport wins big and flies the South African flag high! #WomandlaInSport 🇿🇦@Banyana_Banyana @SAFA_net @SasolSA @SasolLeague @WomenBoks @Springboks @SPORTandREC_RSA @TeamSA18 @rachysuperstar @Netball_SA @BabalwaLatsha pic.twitter.com/Wb1mlvjmT9— gsport4girls (@gsport4girls) December 3, 2018
The reaction as @Banyana_Banyana finally arrive from Accra where they finished as runners-up at the #AWCON2018 & also qualified for the @FIFAWWC in France next year. @SasolSA @SPORTATSABC pic.twitter.com/LXiy2tGgcD— Velile Mnyandu (@Veli_Mbuli) December 2, 2018