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Broos Shares Views On Adams’ Downs Rumours

Bafana Bafana head coach Hugo Broos has shared his honest opinion on Stellenbosch FC talent Jayden Adams who continues to be linked with a huge money move to Mamelodi Sundowns ahead of the 2024/25 DStv Premiership season.

Adams, 23, has had a stellar campaign for the Cape Winelands-based side. He scored three goals and provided eight assists in 35 outings across all competitions last season. He has already been capped twice at national team level, and was part of Broos’ bronze medal-winning squad at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.

The Belgian tactician is of the notion that the Cape Town-born young sensation will struggle to get regular game-time at the star-studded Sundowns side, and maybe it would not be bad idea for him to stay put at Stellies as they will be competing in Africa in the next term.

“I’m a little bit afraid, but first of all, I have to say it’s normal that [Mamelodi] Sundowns wants a player like this. He’s a good player,” Broos told the media.

“But I’m a little bit afraid that when he goes to Sundowns he will not play so much. Jayden [Adams] is also a player who has to play, and if I should be a coach of Sundowns, I would do the same. I want Jayden – I want him because he’s a good player.

“But is it a good solution for the player? When he stays in Stellenbosch they are playing also [CAF] Confederation Cup now I think.

“There are two things when you’re a young player and there’s a big team is coming. The one part is sportive other part is financial, but it’s so difficult to look only to this sportive part and not to the financial part. It’s always the opposite. Everybody is looking to the financial and not to the sportive.

“And that makes that for some players sometimes they don’t have a career like they have the potential because they don’t play anymore. Because they don’t succeed – because it was too early. Because it’s not so easy for a young player when he’s going to Sundowns and there’s big expectations that you don’t play.

“Mentally it’s not so easy. And it’s not so easy for the coach also to put Jayden in the team because than he got to put another out.

“So, it’s up to first of all the player but also for his agent. If this one is clever enough, he knows what he has to do.”

When asked if he would be willing to have a conversation with Adams in the Bafana camp on how to best path his immediate future, Broos said.

“I will not be mixed in such things [Sundowns links]. I will not go to a player and go tell him, ‘don’t go there, don’t do that’. I will not do that.”

“I have my opinion about that but I will not convince a player or willing to talk to the player. This is not my business.”

Adams is part of Broos’ 23-man squad that will do battle with Nigeria and Zimbabwe in the FIFA 2026 World Cup Qualifiers next month.

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