- Bafana Bafana's blunt coach Hugo Broos is a man with bees in his bonnet at the moment
- The 70-year-old Africa Cup of nations winner has a problem with critics of himself and his squad
- The Belgian Broos said that the criticism aimed at Bafana after three losses this season was unfair
Bafana Bafana's coach Hugo Broos continues to shoot from the hip.
The 70-year-old Belgian, who won the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations with Cameroon in 2017, said that criticism of him and the national side following a run of defeats this year was unfair. The team lost 5-0 to France in a friendly, 2-1 to Morocco in an AFCON qualifier and Ghana 1-0 in a FIFA World Cup qualifier.
According to The Citizen, Broos said:
“I have to admit that we had a period behind us that was disappointing. We had three defeats. The only thing was that I felt the reaction to those three defeats was unfair.
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"And from that moment my critics started. There were already some people asking for my resignation."
Meanwhile, the squad for the friendlies against Sierre Leone and Botswana was named.
Bafana Bafana squad:
Goalkeepers: Ronwen Williams (Mamelodi Sundowns), Veli Mothwa (AmaZulu), Melusi Buthelezi (TS Galaxy).
Defenders: Sydney Mobbie (Sekhukhune United), Rushin De Reuck, Khuliso Mudau, Aubrey Modiba (all Mamelodi Sundowns), Innocent Maela, Nkossinathi Sibisi (all Orlando Pirates), Thibang Phete (Al Bataeh, UAE), Terrence Mashego (Cape Town City).
Midfielders: Sphephelo Sithole (Belenenses, Portugal), Goodman Mosele (Orlando Pirates), Tebogo Mokoena (Mamelodi Sundowns), Luke Le Roux (Varbergs BoIS, Sweden), Sibongiseni Mthethwa (Stellenbosch FC).
Strikers: Zakhele Lepasa (Orlando Pirates), Khanyisa Mayo (Cape Town City), Lyle Foster (Westerlo, Belgium), Themba Zwane (Mamelodi Sundowns), Pula Mmodi (Golden Arrows), Mihlali Mayambela (Aris Limassol), Kgaogelo Sekgota (Kaizer Chiefs).
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'Even Pep Guardiola would struggle': Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos lashes SAFA after naming the squad
Hugo Broos described the difficult task of coaching Bafana Bafana under the current conditions at SAFA.
The Belgian was speaking during the announcement of the squad that will take on Botswana on 24 September and Sierra Leone on 27 September.
The 70-year-old Broos, citing 'a lack of professionalism', said:
"I think the organisation of SAFA must improve because it is not professional for me, relating to everything. There is a colleague who said 'If you feed nuts you have monkeys. That means if you don't do many efforts you can't have great results, and that's true."
Source: Sports Brief News