Africa

South Africa Appoint 69-Year Old Belgian As Bafana Bafana Coach

South Africa Football Association has appointed Hugo Broos as the new coach of their senior National Football team, the Bafana Bafana.

Broos, 69, replaces Molefi Ntseki who was sacked after the side failed to qualify to 2021 AFCON Finals following a 2-0 defeat in Sudan.

That, was the fourth time Bafana Bafana missed the AFCON in last seven attempts, a side that won the title in 1996 on home soil.

Hugo’s appointment puts an end to rumours that linked the job to Carlos Queiroz, Pitso Mosimane and Benni McCarthy.

Work is cut out for Hugo who will be expected to deliver a slot in Qatar ahead of the group phase of 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

South Africa are in the same group as Ghana, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia – They will start with Zimbabwe on June 5 away.

He played for Anderlecht and Club Brugge in his club career and he is capped 24 times for Belgium National team between 1974 and 1986.

He has managed Club Brugge, Anderlecht, Genk, Trabzonspor (Turkey) and Cameroon national team among others.

He joins a long list of coaches to have coached South Africa that include Stuart Baxter, Carlos Alberto Pereira, Joel Santana, Gordon Igesund, Ephraim Masaba, Carlos Quieroz etc.


Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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