Veteran Hugo Broos take over Bafana Bafana


EXPERIENCED international coach, Hugo Broos, who led Cameroon to be crown African champions in 2017, has signed up to change the fortunes of the South African national soccer team – Bafana Bafana. 

Broos, 69, who hails from Belgium, is an veteran coach who understands African football.  He is the 19th coach of Bafana Bafana and replaces Molefi Ntseki, who was fired after he failed to qualify for the African Cup of Nations.

Broos has an impressive CV. In addition to coaching the Indomitable Lions to the highest honours in Africa, he has won seven trophies in Belgium, which includes the Belgium Super Cup, four times, and the Belgian Cup twice. He has also won the Belgian National League three times.

Broos was unable to be in South AFrican for the announcement by the South African Football Association but sent a video message, through which he declared his readiness to build a strong Bafana Bafana team.

He said: “The country is full of quality and I am coming to coach a truly football nation with massive potential. My main focus will be to weave in new players who have hunger and desire to achieve things. Young players are ambitious and want to prove a point. I need to start from there because I want to build a strong Bafana Bafana side for the future. This is a really exciting project and I am really excited.”

Broos first challenge is in a month when he is expected to lead Bafana Bafana in the opening rounds of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers against neighbours Zimbabwe, Ghana and Ethiopia.

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