"We're disappointed that we couldn't get through to the next round, but also very happy that there are so many positives to build on," Mokoena says.
"The boys managed to bounce back from the Uruguay game, which has not been easy, and look at the performances tonight. I am proud of them for beating a top side like France.
"We have built something positive now, a good foundation, and I hope we do build on it now. The boys have show an incredible spirit in this camp. The technical staff and Safa have played their part and we will now go on towards qualifying for the African Nations Cup."