“I am obviously disappointed with the result, but I believe the boys gave a good account of themselves,” Mosimane said after the squad returned on Wednesday morning.
“Most of them haven’t played together before in the national team.”
Mosimane said Bafana Bafana‘s performance in their last game of the year had given him confidence ahead of the new season.
“I now know what we need to work on going forward,” he said.
Bradley Grobler, on of two new caps in the team, which was missing most of its senior members, scored in the first half to give the visitors the early lead.
“It was a dream come true for me to walk on the field to play for my country, and scoring a goal was the cherry on top,” Grobler said.
“This is something I will cherish for a long time to come.
“Before the match the coach was encouraging us that we have to do our best, and I believe we did, despite losing to Zimbabwe.”