Disappointed Broos looks beyond the gloom after Bafana’s exit
Bafana coach believes his team has come a long way in the last three months
SA has a team again, Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos said, highlighting the positives that should emerge after his side’s match officiating-affected exit from the 2022 World Cup.
Broos pointed out that his young team had surpassed expectations, and then some, going into their final match away against Ghana in Cape Coast on Sunday night top of Qatar 2022’s African qualifying Group G by three points. Ghana progressed by the narrowest of margins to qualifying play-offs.
Their 1-0 win, thanks to Andre Ayew’s hotly-disputed 33rd-minute penalty, saw the Black Stars level on points (13) and goal difference (+4) with SA, but in the next level of criteria, goals scored in the group, Ghana had seven to SA’s six...