Broos Reveals Bafana Targets
New Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has revealed his targets for the national team, admitting qualification for the 2022 FIFA World Cup is not his main aim.
The 69-year-old signed a five-year deal with SAFA, committing to his new job until 2026.
Broos’ first games in charge will likely be the upcoming qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which have been postponed to September, with many fans hoping he can lead the team to next year’s tournament in Qatar.
The Belgian coach, however, has insisted that, while he and the team will try “everything” to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, his focus is on revamping the squad and putting a team together for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations as well as the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
“We will do everything, EVERYTHING, to be qualified for the World Cup next year but it can be a deception if we don’t,” he said.
“Because when you’re starting to build a team it takes time. It will be a great opportunity for this young team to play those games, to see what it means to play on this level.
“We will learn a lot and again we will do everything to qualify for the [next] World Cup, but for me the most important thing will be what happens after the World Cup, at AFCON and much further, the World Cup of 2026.”
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