The Belgian has managed to bring South Africa back to the forefront.
Unbeaten in these qualifiers, the ‘Bafana-Bafana’ are leaders of Group G ahead of Ghana. Hugo Broos is now on the verge of qualifying, but beyond the performance, it is the quality of his work that is praised.
Boebie Solomons, former South African player and coach, believes that the Belgian arrived in South Africa with the right state of mind: « The change in mentality was important, he managed to change the mentality in a positive way. the way he appealed to a lot of young players changed the mindset. We moved away from the negative publicity and atmosphere and that’s a good thing. Broos proves the country is full of a lot more talent than we are We think so. He uses different players, and we get results, « says Solomons.
Alain Amougou has been following Broos since his time at the helm of Cameroon, and is very laudatory towards the one who won the continental title with the Indomitable Lions: « South Africa is lucky to have Hugo Broos at its head in this regard. moment, because it appealed to young people, which allowed it to obtain results during a period when one would have expected ups and downs. Its philosophy deserves to be supported « , entrusts for his part the Cameroonian player in the columns of Kickoff.
« We had him as a coach in Cameroon, a difficult country to satisfy when it comes to football. Yet he won us the African Cup of Nations in 2017 against all odds. He can take the ‘Bafana-Bafana’ at the World Cup, with a young team that nobody expects, « continues the former scorer of Mamelodi Sundowns.