Bafana Bafana beat Libya 2-1 away from home to cement their position in second spot behind group winners Nigeria.
Here's how a number of high profile players from the Premier Soccer League, legends and the football fraternity's media reacted to the achievement.
These reactions also include Banyana Banyana legend Amanda Dlamini, current captain Janine Van Wyk and coach Desiree Ellis.
Tau!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT A BEAUTY 🙌🇿🇦 NOTHING shall stand in our way. No crowd and no ref. Come on Boys 👏👏👏 Stay disciplined. Keep your heads.— Janine Van Wyk (@Janinevanwyk5) March 24, 2019
Come on Percy Tau..!!!— Amanda toki Dlamini (@Amanda_Dlamini9) March 24, 2019
A brace in this crucial game..! #Bafana2AFCON
I’m switching off the TV, these analysts are still moaning - yet we’ve qualified. Bye 👋🏽— Mazola J. Molefe (@superjourno) March 24, 2019
Classic toss up between goal scorer v goal stopper for man of the match. Is it Tau or is it Keet who gets it? Still 15 minutes for both to keep making their cases for incredible individual performances - possibly the high boot the only blemish in Keet’s performance. Thoughts?— Clint Roper (@SoccaClint) March 24, 2019
In a relatively straightforward Afcon qualifying group, we have to thank Percy Tau for digging @BafanaBafana out of a hole with his 2 outstanding finishes. Wasn't impressed with South Africa's rhythm, but with Libya's tails up, you got to hand it to Tau for shooting them down!— Ignat Football (@IgnatFootball) March 24, 2019
Where is SOLINAS to bow down to Percy Tau? 😂— Chad Klate (@CKlatey) March 24, 2019
Percy fucken Tau— Lennox Bacela (@lennoxbacela) March 24, 2019
How gooood is this. https://t.co/V2Q7RqQpZv— Bradley Grobler (@Bradley_Grobler) March 24, 2019
My love affair with Bafana is back on track. It’s not an easy romance ! Fantastic result and a true grit performance . Happy at last #SLLive— Peter du Toit (@PeterLaduma) March 24, 2019
Brilliant performance from @BafanaBafana Massive Congratulations 👏👏— James keene (@JamesKeene28) March 24, 2019
⭐️🦁 🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/ly8h7B04mw— sameehg doutie (@SDoutie) March 24, 2019