Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos lavished praise on his players after overcoming a spirited Algeria fightback to earn a 3-3 draw at Nelson Mandela Stadium in Algiers on Tuesday night. 

Bafana proved their mettle and quality against the star-studded Algerian team, dominating ball possession for majority of the game in a packed stadium. 

The hosts took the lead through Yassine Benzia in the 22nd minute before a brace from the ageless Themba Zwane changed the scoreline in Bafana’s favor. 

Algeria managed to equalize six minutes after the restart, with Brahimi finishing from a Benzia pass. 

It was 3-2 to the away side when Iqraam Rayners scored in the 65th minute, but the effective Benzia equalized five minutes later. 

“What a game! It was a fantastic game from both teams, but the performance of South Africa was really, really good.

“We played against a very strong team, but I do not think there was much difference between the quality of our game and the quality of the game of Algeria. That means we have progressed in the last few months,” Broos said as quoted by SAFA Media. 

The result was Bafana’s second straight draw in the FIFA Friendly Series following the 1-1 draw against Andorra last week Thursday.