Bafana Bafana head coach – Hugo Broos has made his intentions clear ahead of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, saying his ambition is to see South Africa at the Mundial.

“My ambition is that we go to Qatar next year and that is the ambition and mentality I want to infuse in the players,” the experience manager said on Thursday after naming his provisional squad.

“My way of working is that we will give a chance to young players,” he added.

South Africa are in Group G, together with Zimbabwe, Ghana, and Ethiopia. The group winners will progress through to the final qualification for Qatar 2022.

Bafana Bafana will face the Warriors of Zimbabwe in the opening match at the National Sports Stadium on Friday, 3 September before taken on the Black Stars of Ghana at FNB Stadium three days later on 6 September 2021.

The next stage of the CAF Group encounters are in October and the month of November sees the final Group matches in which the 10 Group winners will face each other to decide which 5 African countries will represent Africa in Qatar 2022.

By Godfred Kwasi Yeboah