Coach Stuart Baxter of South Africa in a post match interview says it is difficult to find positives after one has lost a game.
The Super Eagles on Wednesday defeated Bafana Bafana of South Africa 2-1 in the quarterfinals of AFCON 2019 in Egypt.
Baxter told reporters that his boys played according to instructions and gave their best.
“It’s difficult when you’ve lost a game in the dying minutes. It’s difficult to find positives.
“I am sure that in one week’s time, I will find some positives. At this moment, I am finding it very difficult.
“We tried to get a better more mobile possession which gave Nigeria more problems but we still couldn’t find that last strike on goal to get there.”
He noted that his team lost to “a better and more organised Super Eagles who were very dangerous on the flanks.
“Nigeria was always dangerous. They were really well organised and had good players and we didn’t defend as well as we could.
“We were trying to press higher and left some spaces, especially in the flanks where their good players could attack, while we didn’t have support to get there.