Libreville - Bafana Bafana striker Sibusiso Vilakazi has hailed the team's efforts following their 1-all stalemate against Cameroon on Saturday.
Bafana kept their unbeaten run under coach Shakes Mashaba alive when they held the four-time African champions in Libreville as the Bidvest Wits skipper came on as a substitute to grab an equaliser for South Africa in the closing stages of the match.
Vilakazi admitted that scoring the equaliser was a special moment for him, but also extended his congratulations to his team-mates on the night.
The 25-year-old industrious player said it is significant for Bafana to keep their focus as a team as they edge closer to the much anticipated 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Equatorial Guinea which is set to commence this weekend.
“It was a great moment for me but all together it was a team effort,” said Vilakazi.
“We are now building up to the upcoming AFCON and now we are ready for the finals.
“So, it’s important for us to be united as a group and work hard as a team.
“We always try to stay focused at all times and we are trying to change the situations as we are pushing hard to get our combinations going as players.
“The coach is always helping us to go forward and a draw we managed on Saturday was a great team effort.”
Bafana will face Gabon in their last friendly encounter on Wednesday.
Kick-off is at 20:00.