Broos pleased by how quickly Bafana have adapted to his methods
Under Belgian Hugo Broos, Bafana are just two games away from a World Cup playoff place
Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has revealed he is pleasantly surprised by how quickly his players have adapted to his methods and have made a strong bid for a place in next year’s World Cup in Qatar.
The 69-year-old Belgian was hired in May but could not get started as he had to return home for his second Covid-19 vaccination soon after his appointment. He knuckled down to work in September ahead of the start of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, and has presided over a transformation that has seen Bafana surge to the top of a qualifying group that includes Ghana, Ethiopia and Zambia.
Broos admitted he is as surprised as anyone by the new-look Bafana’s rapid metamorphosis. “Maybe you will be surprised that I’m surprised we are now in this position [top of the group and with their destiny in their own hands],” he said. “Three months ago I think if you had said to someone we will be top of the group, everybody would have laughed...