It looks like Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos is slowly winning the hearts of football lovers in the South Africa, after three victories on the trot.
The Belgian has also received praise from his bosses as Bafana maintained their top spot in Group G of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
SAFA President, Dr Danny Jordaan has congratulated Hugo Broos and his team for bringing renewed hope to the country.
Dr Jordaan also praised the spectators and all those who attended Tuesday’s match between Bafana Bafana and Ethiopia at FNB Stadium for providing an electric atmosphere.
South Africa beat the East Africans 3-1 and 1-0 in back-to-back matches inside three days, on Saturday and Tuesday to reclaim top spot of Group G with 10 points from 4 matches, one ahead of the Black Stars who are on 9 points.
“On behalf of everyone, I would like to congratulate coach Hugo Broos for bringing back the excitement and renewed hope in our senior men’s national team,” said Jordaan.
“While the job is not yet complete, garnering 10 points from 4 games is worth praising especially with this relatively young team.
“We got the 6 points we needed from Ethiopia and now the next two games against Zimbabwe and Ghana will be quite interesting. Well done to the coach Broos, the entire team and technical staff,” Jordaan told SAFA.net.
This was the first match in two years that spectators were allowed back into the stadium following the outbreak of Coronavirus and Dr Jordaan said the process of welcoming fans back was a resounding success.
“The spectators provided that missing link within the stadium and I would like to thank their discipline and the vibrancy they created once the match had started.”
“We are going to send a proposal to the government to request that we increase the percentage of the attendance for the home game against Zimbabwe next month,” he added.
“We passed the pilot project with flying colours and we hope to improve the numbers going forward. As we initially projected, we want South Africans to get vaccinated so that we return to our daily lives.”
By Wonga Sirayi