For years there's been much doubt on the South African football team because they have rarely qualified for tournaments without hosting them.
Shakes Mashaba achieved the feat, a number of junior South African teams and Banyana Banyana succeeded.
Now, it was time for the senior national men's team to join the camp and prove that they're here to stay. After proving themselves, the public has expressed their admiration by turning up in numbers to welcome Bafana back at the airport.
You can watch videos of Bafana arriving back in South Africa and a Tweet of appreciation from midfielder Dean Furman.
Thank you for the brilliant welcome home at OR Tambo today and for all the wonderful messages of support! It’s great to be home 🇿🇦 pic.twitter.com/Kip37QAnCR— Dean Furman (@de4no22) March 26, 2019
The boys have arrived from Tunisia pic.twitter.com/iMTnAmjoeX— Bafana Bafana (@BafanaBafana) March 26, 2019
Bidvest Wits (@BidvestWits) March 27, 2019
Well done Bafana Bafana pic.twitter.com/JvgTF91pe6— Thomas Mbodla (@MbodlaThomas) March 25, 2019