THE new Bafana Bafana Coach Hugo Broos is a bit relieved that the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, that were scheduled to kick-off next month, have since been moved to September.
Broos has arrived in South Africa to take on his new job.
In an exclusive interview with the SABC on Tuesday, the new Bafana Bafana coach says while he would rebuild the national team, he also needs experienced star players.
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“It will be tough … we have to be ready. With big players you never have problems. You have problems with players who think they are stars. So I worked with a lot of good players and there are always problems with players who think they are the best. Then you have a problem. But when you are a good player, a really good player. A good player knows what he has to do. If there is one player I know it’s Percy [Tau],” adds Broos.
Last week, the South African Football Association (Safa) president Danny Jordaan said Broos would focus on qualifying the country for the next World Cup and two other events.
The 69-year-old Broos coached Cameroon and to the Africa Cup of Nations title in 2017. He’s expected to do something similar for Bafana Bafana.