Jordaan – South Africans Want To See Good Football
SAFA President Danny Jordaan has given Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos his full backing, and says South Africans must be patient as the Belgian coach builds a team for the future.
Broos is set to take charge for the first time on Friday, when Bafana face Zimbabwe in a World Cup qualifier in Harare.
Jordaan says they are ready to back Broos in his five year contract, and he has all the support needed.
“We have given him a contract for five years, we will walk the path with him for five years,” Jordaan told SAFA.
“He’s got all the support, and he’s got whatever he requires. We have people around him, the manager, the HOD, who must communicate if there’s any issue. And we ask them, don’t keep quiet, tell us if there’s any issue or any problem. We need to fix it. We need to support the team.
“We want success. The country wants success. The people want success. Yes, the President wants success, everybody wants to succeed, but we must not destroy our young players in the process, we must build them, we must instill confidence, we must encourage them.
“And I think they will learn, and we’ll see how Harare and Zimbabwe will deal with them. And then the next match within days is Ghana.
“And then we’ll have a fair time to make the assessment of just where are the areas that needs to be strengthened. And remember, the coach will have to make his own assessment.
“You cannot expect any coach to pick a team first time round, every position, the right player in the right position… That doesn’t happen.
“So we should be patient, to give the coach a chance, a few matches, but we want to see a difference in the mentality, in the structure, in the ability to compete, and they must contest and they must play football. South Africans want to see good football.”