Analysing Hugo Broos’ Record As South Africa Coach After Epic Draw Against Algeria

Analysing Hugo Broos’ Record As South Africa Coach After Epic Draw Against Algeria

Edwin Kiplagat
updated at March 27, 2024 at 12:30 PM
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  • South Africa held Algeria to an entertaining 3-3 draw on Tuesday
  • Bafana Bafana were also held to a draw against Andorra on Friday
  • Hugo Broos has now managed 32 matches as coach of South Africa

South Africa and Algeria played an entertaining 3-3 draw in an international friendly in Algeria. The match was Hugo Broos' 32nd as Bafana Bafana coach.

The Belgian has made the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations champions a top team on the continent since taking over in 2021.

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Hugo Broos talking to South Africa players during their AFCON match against Cape Verde. Photo by Franck Fife.
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On Tuesday evening, they showed their resilience in bouncing back from difficult situations. Despite a superb start in the game, they conceded the first goal through Yassine Benzia in the 22nd minute.

Themba Zwana rolled back the years with two well-taken goals to give Bafana Bafana the lead before half-time. Yacine Brahimi then levelled matters early in the second half.

Iqraam Rayners gave South Africa a 3-2 lead in the 66th minute before Benzia scored his second of the night to restore parity with 20 minutes left, per Far Post.

Neither side was able to find a winner in an epic match at the Nelson Mandela Stadium. South Africa have now drawn their two matches in the March international break.

They will face Nigeria and Zimbabwe in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers in June.

Broos' record as South Africa coach

The former Cameroon coach was hired in 2021 after the country failed to qualify for the 2021 AFCON, per SAFA.

Although he failed to lead them to the 2022 World Cup, he has built a formidable Bafana Bafana team. At the 2023 AFCON, they reached the semis and narrowly lost to Nigeria.

In Ivory Coast, they eliminated favourites, Morocco, and gave the Super Eagles a run for the money.

Broos has led South Africa in 32 matches. He has won 16, drawn 10, and lost six, per iDiski Times.

The next step for the Bafana Bafana coach is to reach the final of the 2025 AFCON and possibly qualify for the 2026 World Cup.

Sports Brief earlier reported on Broos addressing the rumours linking him with a move to the Tunisian national team.

The reports emerged hours before Bafana Bafana played Algeria, with the Belgian giving South Africans assurances.

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Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.