Hugo Broos, proud of Bafana Bafana. AFCON
Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos. Image: (@BafanaBafana/Facebook)

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Hugo Broos is still ‘proud’ of Bafana

Hugo Broos maintains that he is still proud of Bafana Bafana despite their recent loss and he hopes to build to look to the future instead.

08-02-24 20:14
Hugo Broos, proud of Bafana Bafana. AFCON
Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos. Image: (@BafanaBafana/Facebook)

Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos lamented his team’s unlucky loss to Nigeria in the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.

Broos felt that the team stuck to the game plan well and deserved more for their efforts.

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He said that he was bitterly disappointed but very proud of the team for how they played.

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Broos was delighted with the shift put in across the tournament.

“It’s a big disappointment for everyone, we believe we played a very good game, not just (against Nigeria) but throughout the tournament. I’m proud of my players,” Broos said according to IOL.

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Broos said that the loss and how it went down would be tough to swallow but was just one of those things.

Nigeria had a second goal ruled out as VAR awarded Bafana Bafana a late penalty that allowed them to equalise after the Super Eagles took the lead from the spot.

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Missing a chance to win the game in stoppage time, extra time could not split the teams and it went to penalties.


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Broos said it was always tough to lose on penalties but believes the unite will come back stronger.

“Football can be hard sometimes, when you see the performance of my team, and then there is penalties, and then you lose the penalties and you are not in the finals, it’s hard to accept that because we play very good game,” Broos was quoted in the media after the clash.

“I think we were the best team in the first half, we got the best chances.

“Nigeria didn’t have any chance. Second half, they have few chances which resulted in a goal and we changed something tactically, and we could comeback.

“We created more chances which means if we had scored, we would have been in the final and not Nigeria.”