New Bafana coach to arrive in SA tonight


Newly appointed Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos will land in South Africa tonight to assume his role as the national team’s mentor.

His immediate task is to quickly rebuild a team that can qualify for the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar.

Broos was unveiled last week by the South African Football Association (Safa). He comes in place of Molefi Ntseki, who was sacked in March after Bafana’s failure to qualify for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Cameroon.

The Belgian tactician led Cameroon to the 2017 Afcon glory in Gabon.

It has been reported that Broos will meet with Safa’s technical committee this week with the Bafana second assistant coach set to be announced as the 69-year-old Belgian will bring his own assistant to SA.

“We will have him in the country by Monday and he has indicated to the National Executive Committee (NEC) that he is available and can travel,” said the South African Football Association CEO Tebogo Motlanthe.

Safa president Danny Jordaan as quoted by  TimesLIVE added: “The technical committee will meet with him [Broos] and exchange notes with him.

“I am sure that by [Tuesday] they will have names [of candidates for the Bafana assistant coach position] for consideration.”

“He said he will put his plans together and will present them to the nation [this week]. He will not arrive blind, he has already done quite a lot of work.”

With the postponement of the 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifiers from early June to September, Broos now has time and some breathing space to put together his first squad.

Bafana’s opening 2022 World Cup Group G qualifier against Zimbabwe in Harare was originally scheduled to be played on the weekend of June 5 to 6 and Broos now has five months to prepare.

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By FARPost Reporter 

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