Hugo Broos committed to Bafana despite frustrations – Danny Jordaan

Hugo Broos committed to Bafana despite frustrations – Danny Jordaan

SAFA president Danny Jordaan says Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos is committed to seeing out his contract until 2026, notwithstanding the frustrations he’s vocalised in the past.

The 71-year-old is not one to shy away from addressing issues that halt the national team’s progress, like the poor relationship that exists between the FA and the Premier Soccer League. 

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Speaking to SABC Sport on Metro FM in Abidjan, his boss Jordaan explained why he believes Broos would build on their semi-final finish at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

"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.

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

Jordaan commended Broos for being persistent with the vision to give Bafana a fresh lift following his appointment in 2021, with the mandate to qualify for AFCON this year as well as the 2026 FIFA World Cup. 

"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," he continued.

"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]."

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