Broos – I Saw Ghana Boss Also Got His Calculations Wrong
Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos says he also noticed Ghana coach being confused of goal-difference rules ahead of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers clash.
The Black Stars coach Milovan Rajevac had believed that his side must beat Broos’ men by two goals upwards to succeed to the next round.
Meanwhile, the Belgian mentor got his calculations wrong, believing that Ghana will need to beat South Africa by three goals to overtake them on the Group G log.
South Africa are on the summit of group G with 13 points, followed by Ghana with ten points, However, If the Black Stars can beat Bafana Bafana by a goal to nil or any goals, Broos and his men’s Qatar hopes could be crushed based on goal-difference rule.
“First of all, we know there will be a tough game tomorrow,” he told reporters in Ghana.
“Thursday after the game and I saw that my colleague at the other side was also a little bit confused about the result of tomorrow, who will be in the next round. So, I did my homework. And I know that tomorrow a win for Ghana is enough to be in the next month.
“So for us to avoid that, we know that we play against a very strong team. If you see well, all those players are playing in Europe, so the experience they have, we don’t have that in our team.”
Broos also insisted that Bafana played a great a great qualifying campaign, even if they would fall at the final hurdle before the playoffs.
“It’s a new team, it’s a young team, but it’s a team full of ambitious, and I think before there was one game played in those qualifiers, nobody should have known that before the last game, that South Africa would be three points ahead of Ghana.
“So we did it very well until now and the pressure is not on us. If we should not be qualified tomorrow, it will be a disappointment for us surely, but not more than that. We did a very good race until now. We only lost two points. And that was our first game in Zimbabwe, where I didn’t know the team and the team didn’t know me.
“So, but if you see what we did, from that moment until now, there is a very good, very good job. And I know that the team will be ready for tomorrow. We didn’t play so well on Thursday, it is a pity if we should have played on our level. We could have maybe be scored more goals, and it will be more difficult for Ghana.
“But okay, we didn’t it, so it’s our mistake, but I think that because we didn’t play so well on Thursday, that tomorrow the boys will be there and ambitious to show something, we are so close now, so we will do everything to be qualified tomorrow to the next round.”
It will be a do or die in the field when Bafana Bafana take on Ghana at Cape Coast Sports Stadium later today at 21:00.