Newly appointed Bafana Bafana boss, Hugo Broos had his first taste of the South African Media on Wednesday, May 13. The South African Football Association (Safa) held a press conference to unveil the experienced Belgium tactician after he was appointed on May 5. The 69-year-old Broos, who won the African Cup of Nations (AFCON ) trophy with Cameroon in 2017 indicated that heading into the qualification round for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar would be difficult, especially as he is looking to test the waters with different players and structures.
Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos during the Press Conference at SAFA House this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/CxU6utEKiF
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Watch newly appointed Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos’ first conference in the country, with him largely impressive as he fielded questions from the media.https://t.co/zOq8JNtDcj
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Bafana failed to qualify for next year’s AFCON which is scheduled in Cameroon from 9 January to 6 February. Broos openly admitted that he knows the country is looking forward to success and if they don’t qualify,” you can kill me,” he said, EWN reports. In the past, former Bafana commander in chief, Molefi moaned when some of the European teams refused to release players for their recent qualifiers, but Broos revealed that every player, locally and overseas-based, will be given a fair assessment.
Broos added that he won’t take charge of the South African Under-23 team participating at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in July and August. Meanwhile, as reported by Times Live, Broos revealed that one of his assistant coaches will be Macedonian-born Cedomir Janevski‚ the current head coach of Olympiakos Nicosia in Cyprus. However, David Notoane, Rulani Mokwena, Molefi Ntseki, Fadlu Davids and former SA player Shaun Bartlett are allegedly on the shortlist to become Broos’s local assistant, Phakaaathi reported.
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