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Broos Surprised By Rulani Criticism

Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos says he was surprised to hear the criticism of the national setup from Mamelodi Sundowns’ co-head coach Rulani Mokwena.

The Masandawana coach had a go at Bafana and the communication between the national team and the clubs after Downs had problems when their players returned with injuries or fatigued from Bafana.

Broos, though, has now expressed his dissatisfaction with Mokwena’s comments in the media and explained that he will contact the Masandawana coach about the issue.

“I will not comment about the remarks by Mr Mokwena, I’m very surprised by his comments, you don’t do that in the media, certainly when it comes to a colleague,” he told PSL Now.

“Mr Mokwena will receive my answer in the coming days.”

When asked to clarify whether some of his feelings, Broos explained that Mokwena should’ve rather called him in person instead of criticising the Bafana setup in public.

“Again, if Mr Mokwena is frustrated, he can take the phone and call me and ask some explanations but you don’t do it via the media. This is not appropriate I think when you are colleagues.

“If there is something that bothers him, please phone me and I will explain to him what happens.

“I’m really surprised that he said he wasn’t informed about the injury of Mvala. We sent the whole medical file to the head of medical staff at Sundowns, so he knows everything.”

The clash between Mokwena and Broos is the latest in a seemingly growing list after the Downs’ coaches first questioned why some of their players are not called up into the national setup before Broos was upset with the club for scheduling Thabiso Kutumela’s vaccination during an international week.

Bafana will return during the next international break in November when they will face Zimbabwe and Ghana in their final two Group G qualifiers.

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