South Africa coach Stuart Baxter says he have no complaints about the defeat Ivory Coast on Monday but thinks the team put a great show.
Aston Villa forward Jonathan Kodjia scored the only goal of the encounter in the 64th minute following a trail of raids by the West Africans.
Bafana Bafana, on their part, lacked creativity going forward as they rarely threatened the Ivorian goal.
“Because of the lack of strikes on goal, we can’t complain about losing the game. But I thought the players put in a great performance, and it’s a great learning curve for us,” Baxter said after the game.
South Africa will now face Namibia in their next Afcon Group D match on Friday.