The South African Football Association [SAFA] has named Hugo Broos as the new Bafana Bafana coach.
The Belgian tactician will fly to South Africa next week to begin work.
But peaking from his base, the former Cameroon coach said he was delighted to take charge of one of the biggest brands on the African continent – Bafana Bafana:
“South Africa has a rich football history and is among the powerhouse on the continent. The country has full of quality and I am coming to coach a truly football nation with massive potential,” he said.
According to the Humbeek born Broos, his main his first priority would be to build a completely new Bafana Bafana team that will make huge statement in coming major global tournaments such as the Africa Cup of Nations and the FIFA World Cup.
“My main focus will be to weave in new players who have hunger and desire to achieve things.
“Young players are ambitious and want to prove a point. I need to start from there because I want to build a strong Bafana Bafana side for the future,” he added.”
He further reiterated that the postponement of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers from next month to September this year will give him more time to prepare his team for Qatar 2022 where Bafana Bafana are in the same group with Zimbabwe, Ghana and Ethiopia.
“This is a really exciting project and I am really excited.”