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

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Hugo Broos shares exciting update

Bafana Bafana and SAFA were over the moon to hear that Belgian coach, Hugo Broos has confirmed he will stay with the team.

10-02-24 14:04
Hugo Broos, proud of Bafana Bafana. AFCON
Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos. Image: (@BafanaBafana/Facebook)

Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos had fans and his fair share of critics before Afcon 2023. Does he still have critics? Yes, but very, very few.

New reports say Broos is set to stay until 2026.

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HUGO BROOS ON HIS FUTURE

According to new reports, South African Football Association (Safa) president Danny Jordaan has decided that Broos will continue with the job until the end of his contract in 2026.

Chatting to the media on Tuesday before the semi-finals loss to Nigeria, Broos admitted that he is in a phase where he has to consider his future but is still enjoying the job.

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“I said, ‘okay I’m 71’, it’s moments to think about stopping your career,” said Broos in the press conference ahead of their clash against Nigeria.

“But there is a lot of things going right now; why should I stop? I like my job; I like football.

“So, we will see what the future brings, but I think it’s totally normal that after the career of 36 years as a coach and 18 years of professional football. Little by little, you start thinking about the end of your career,” the Bafana tactician added.]

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DANNY JORDAAN CONFIRMS BROOS IS STAYING WITH BAFANA BAFANA

Speaking to the media on Thursday, the Safa big boss said Broos should build on the Afcon 2023 semi-finals, despite the frustrations Broos has felt towards the low support from the Premier Soccer League.

“He’s [been] very frustrated [with] the many unfair criticism against him. I have a meeting with him after the match on Saturday, and we want to encourage him to keep on building the team,” said Jordaan, as quoted by SABC Sport.

“I think we must all support him because we can see what he has put together.

“If you look at what he has done – before he came, we had a national team consisting of players who started, the likes of Itumeleng Khune, Thulani Hlatshwayo, [Bongani] Zungu, Kamohelo [Mokotjo], Kermit Erasmus, and so on,” Jordaan added.

“When he came, his first [squad] announcement, none of those players were in and, of course, the people of our country were shocked.

“But absolutely, we want him to stay on. We have to fix the issues between him and the PSL. I mean, it’s unheard of where a national team coach is put out of a match [Broos’ highly publicised ejection from Orlando Stadium],” the Safa president concluded.

Meanwhile, Bafana will take on DR Congo in the Afcon 2023 third-place match tonight at 22:00.