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6 May 2021
9:34 am

Bafana Bafana’s revival under Hugo Broos will take time

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This ability to get the best out of a youthful set-up that is not packed with star names is what partly attracted Safa to Hugo Broos.

Ghana beat Bafana the last four times these sides met in competitive matches, most recently in this 2-0 win at the Cape Coast Stadium in November 2019. Picture: BackpagePix

The South African Football Association (SAFA) finally named a new Bafana Bafana head coach yesterday, with Belgian Hugo Broos the latest man tasked with turning around the fortunes of the South African national football team. The decision caught many by surprise, with AmaZulu head coach Benni McCarthy strongly linked to the position. Son-of-the-soil McCarthy, who also happens to be his country’s all-time leading goalscorer, would no doubt have been a more popular choice, but Broos, while he may not be so well-known in South Africa, comes with continental pedigree. In 2017, the former Anderlecht and Belgium defender led Cameroon to...