Cape Town - South African Football Association president Danny Jordaan heaped praise on the under-23 national team for their 2016 Rio Olympic qualification.
The South Africans booked their place in next year's Olympics following a 3-1 penalty shootout win over Senegal in the third place playoff at the CAF Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations.
"This has been an extraordinary year for our national teams. Wow, what can I say apart from congratulating coach Owen da Gama and the boys," Jordaan told KickOff.
"This has been some year for our national teams starting from Bafana Bafana, U-23, Banyana Banyana, U-20 (Amajita), U-17 (Amajimbos) and our U-20 women's national team which just missed next year's World Cup finals in Papua Guinea on the very last match.
"Now, everyone can see what we mean by vision 2022 when it comes to preparing winning teams both on the continent and globally.
"We as SAFA have just announced a huge profit of over R40 million at the 25th SAFA Congress on Saturday and now our U-23 side has just put the icing on the cake with this marvelous result.
"Take a bow Owen and the boys."