Doctor Khumalo: Chiefs Legend Discloses Why Bafana Bafana Lost to Rwanda in World Cup Qualifiers

Doctor Khumalo: Chiefs Legend Discloses Why Bafana Bafana Lost to Rwanda in World Cup Qualifiers

Raphael Abiola
November 21, 2023 at 10:44 PM
  • Doctor Khumalo has explained why South Africa lost to Rwanda in World Cup qualifier
  • The Kaizer Chiefs' legend is not happy with Bafana Bafana's loss to the Wasps
  • The former South Africa national team player also hailed Hugo Broos' team

Kaizer Chiefs legend Doctor Khumalo has explained the reason behind South Africa's 2-0 loss to the Wasps of Rwanda in their second 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Rwanda, who are ranked below the top 100 teams on the FIFA ranking, secured a deserving 2-0 win over South Africa courtesy of first-half goals from Innocent Nshuti and Gilbert Mugisha.

South Africa now sit in third position in their qualifying group, with the Wasps of Rwanda maintaining the top spot with four points.

Nigeria, who are also in Group C, are currently placed in third position after their back-to-back draws against Lesotho and Zimbabwe.

Doctor Khumalo
Doctor Khumalo explains why South Africa lost to Rwanda in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday. Photo: @iDiskiTimes.
Source: Twitter

Khumalo claimed Hugo Broos' side did not play badly in the game, despite several complaints about the state of the pitch, according to a report by iDiskiTimes.

"If you are wondering how they scored, how they tried to find their players in the final third, it was route one," he said.
"With us, we wanted combinational play. If I was part of the team, the coach then – understand my strengths, will I be able to dribble, no I can’t.
"Bring a player that will be a plus for us, positive for us to play like this.
"Which department were we supposed to add on? A striker, in our striking force because we need to pump balls to them.”

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Broos Raises Alarm Over Rwanda's Pitch Situation

Sports Brief earlier reported that Broos has raised the alarm over the synthetic pitch in Butare, ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Rwanda.

Times Live reports that cloudy conditions and temperatures of 23°C are predicted on Tuesday in the community which is about 300km south of the equator.

The tactician is particularly concerned about the synthetic pitch which he says is more than 20 years old.

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Raphael Abiola
Raphael Abiola is a Nigerian Sports Journalist with over five years of experience. He obtained a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, in 2015.
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