CELEBRITIES, who have been solidly supporting Bafana Bafana since the tournament kicked off on June 11, last night used social network sites such as Facebook and Twitter to praise the national team's heroic performance.
5FM's Gareth Cliff led the praises for Bafana. "Very proud of you Bafana. Well done, gents.
"We can exit with pride. The French are utterly inconsolable," Cliff said.
Television and radio personality Melanie Bala wrote: "It's not the scoreline that impresses me.
"It's Bafana's 21 shots at goal when they played France's 10 men. We wanted it more. I'm so proud."
Talk 702's Aki Anastasiou wrote: "South Africa, let us pray that Raymond Domenech is NOT in the running for the new Bafana coach."
DJ Sbu wrote: "Big up to Uruguay for playing their part. Thank you guys, it was up to us, Bafana."
Congress of the People youth leader Anele Mda said Bafana coach Carlos Parreira must make way. "Why did we need a foreign coach?"
Freshlyground saluted the national team thus: "Bafana the Warriors. You gave it your all and made us proud. We love you.
"Well done, Bafana. You did us proud. We love you."
Danny K said a big party was under way at Melrose Arch to celebrate thevictory. "We are all very proud of Bafana. Well done boys. You did us proud."
DJ Fresh urged fellow DJ Lulo Cafe: "Let's continue hosting a kick-ass World Cup. Phillip is still here."
The SA Football Players Union said: "Though we did not qualify for the knockout stage, we are happy with the performance of our players."