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Broos Slams Blom Over New Call-Up Issue

Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has slammed the attitude of Saint Louis City midfielder Njabulo Blom and explained why he didn’t select him for his latest squad.

Broos explained that he received conflicting messages from the former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder, who initially stated that he was injured, but upon request of a medical report changed his stance, saying he was available.

The Belgian tactician, who has criticised Blom in the past, explained that he left the 23-year-old because he was disappointed with his attitude.

“When I select a player, first of all it’s very important that you have the quality,” he said during the squad announcement on SABC1.

“But secondly it’s also important that you have the right mindset and the right mentality.

“So Njabulo Blom sent us a message on Monday, saying that he will not come to the camp because he’s injured on his shoulder. And I think it’s very normal that we ask a medical report, so we asked it.

“Two days later, without sending a medical report, Njabulo Blom sends a message saying that he’s ready to play.

“I’m very sorry, this is not the first time. This is not the right attitude, I find. Players, when you hear them talking, you hear about the hunger to play for the national team, it’s up to you to think what attitude is that and therefor I didn’t select him.”

Bafana will host Benin at Moses Mabhida Stadium on 18 November before facing Rwanda away from home on 21 November.

David Kappel
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