Al Ahli head coach Pitso Mosimane admits Hugo Broos is very outspoken but should lead South Africa to the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.
Mosimane was speaking after being confirmed as the latest Nedbank Cup ambassador when he was asked if he agrees about Broos stating Cassius Mailulila is not ready for a move abroad – something Mosimane is strongly advocating for PSL players to do.
While it’s notable, Mosimane often shared the same sentiments as Broos during his time in the DStv Premiership, he duly admitted during the event that his opinion on the matter has changed due to the development and financial rewards of leaving home holds.
“Sometimes our coach says what he wants to say, any time any day, I listened to a voice clip [on Wednesday], he said that he’s responsible for AFCON but nobody must blame him for the World Cup [failure],” Mosimane said.
“I think when you are a national [team] coach, it’s AFCON and the World Cup hey, so maybe he was told that he’s not responsible for the results of the World Cup, I mean how do you say that – I don’t why he said that.
“But anyone, I think Coach Broos has done well by unveiling young players and all that at the beginning of course, it’s a little bit different now, Themba Zwane is back, Percy [Tau] is back, which is good – I think we will qualify for AFCON, we only need four points.
“I’ve seen Liberia play against Morocco, in Morocco, we will qualify. But sometimes coach Broos says whatever he wants to say, I get taken aback and as a South African citizen and as a coach, sometimes.
“But that’s his own personality and philosophy and how he looks at our country, I don’t know – what’s important is focusing on results, take us to AFCON, very well that’s what we want and we have no excuse not to make the World Cup, the next World Cup? I mean it’s’ nine countries, I mean how can we miss that? We won’t miss that.”