Hugo Broos Hopes To Pass African Cup of Nations Group Stages, SA Unimpressed

Hugo Broos Hopes To Pass African Cup of Nations Group Stages, SA Unimpressed

  • Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos is praying to go through the African Cup of Nations’ group stages
  • He spoke recently that passing the group stages is a difficult feat, especially when placed with Mali, Tunisia and Namibia
  • South Africans were mad that he set the bar low and called him out

With eight years at Daily Sun and Vutivi Business News, Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News journalist, provided coverage of current affairs, shedding light on sports-related news, events and developments in the sports sector.

Hugo Broos is hoping to go pass the group stages of the African Cup of Nations
Hugo Broos is crossing his fingers that Bafana Bafana goes beyond the group stages. Images: Darren Stewart/Gallo Images/Getty Images
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Bafana Bafana coach, Hugo Broos, hopes the team will make it past the group stages of the African Cup of Nations next year in January. He believes it will be a difficult and tricky achievement, considering that they are in a group with champions Tunisia, Maki and Namibia.

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Broos hopes to pass group stage

In a recent interview, Hugo Broos expressed concerns about the tournament expected to start from 13 January to 11 February in the Ivory Coast. TimesLIVE reported that passing the group stages would be the team’s first goal, which would be a challenge because they would face highly motivated and physically and mentally formidable opponents in the group.

Broos recalled the experience he had when he was coaching Cameroon and pointed out that passing the group stages is a tremendously difficult feat to obtain because it is unpredictable. He added that no team should be undermined or underestimated in a tournament like the AFCON.

Netizens roasted Broos for his comment

South Africans on Facebook found his comments laughable and slammed the Bafana Bafana coach.

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Sentle Adebisi Bestrr said:

“I think they should just ask Lesotho or Botswana to go play in their place. We are tired of being embarrassed outside the country.”​​

Richard Munwanati pointed out:

“The target is to win a tournament. We have passed the group stage many times.”

Musa Mnyandu observed:

“So this man has no intention of winning the cup.”

Leon Mhlongo KaMgeba Yina made a prediction.

“Sundowns players will take him nowhere. He is full of favouritism. He will be fired after the African Cup of Nations.”

Luqa Kanondaba Mancinza pointed out:

“We know you will fail like always.”

Dino Mhlanga wrote:

“As a Chiefs supporter, I will support every national team playing against Hugo Broos.”

Hugo Broos announces his final 23-man squad for AFCON

Similarly, Briefly News reported that Hugo Broos announced his final 23-man squad for the African Cup of Nations.

The team included nine players from Mamelodi Sundowsn, with notable absences like Rivaldo Coetzee and Relebohile Mofokeng. South Africans were disappointed and believed the squad wouldn’t reach the group stages.

Source: Briefly News

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