A PABTISM of fire awaits the newly appointed coach of Bafana Bafana Hugo Broos.
The team open their account against Zimbabwe in the 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifier on Friday 3 September in Harare.
With Covid- 19 a headache, Broos had to make changes in the team, following the withdrawal of some players as a result of testing positive.
His charges comprise of young and new members with the exception of experienced goalminder and SuperSport’s Ronwen Williams (captain). His counterpart and newly signed Al-Ahly star Percy Tau will deputise.
Bafana failed to qualify for Africa Nations Cup, though coach Broos admitted it’s a ‘blessing in disguise as it will give us time to focus on the team’.
SA is joined in the Group G alongside the Warriors, Black Stars, and Ethiopia.
It won’t be an easy walk to Qatar for Bafana- don’t be fooled by the teams in group.
Three-days after SA face Black Stars of Ghana at FNB Stadium.
Yes, Sir Broos, this is a litmus test- fly our boys off to Qatar and nothing else…
As for ‘weakened’ Zimbabwe don’t be fooled by such reports. The team has quality players who can rue Bafana chances to qualify, only if they allow them to.
Image (Bafana coach Hugo Broos has named a young team for 2022 World Cup qualifiers games).