The Belgian will be on the verge of undergoing his first real test with the coach of South Africa in the upcoming 2022 Fifa World Cup
Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos says “quality” is what he considers most important, as he has the right to select players who are struggling to play at their clubs.
The former Cameroon coach cut his team to 23 players to serve in September’s World Cup qualifier in September 2022 against Zimbabwe and Ghana.
But in his team is the Kaizer Chiefs duo of defenders Sibusiso Mabiliso and Austin Dube, who have yet to make their official debut for the Soweto giants.
Nyamel Mobbie of Mamelodi Sundowns has also been included in Broo’s squad, despite the lack of prospects of playing for Masandawana.
‘In the first place, quality is when you make a choice. I can leave out all the players because they are not playing, but will I have enough players to replace them with enough quality to play for Bafana? “So I can take the risk of taking players who do not play,” said Broos. Times Live.
‘In the future, it could be a problem for me to choose players who do not play at club level. Now every player has preparation in the preseason, so usually it’s physically good. But in two months I will have a problem if they do not play, so I hope there will be some players playing in the coming weeks and months. “
Percy Tau is another player selected by Broos, despite struggling for playing time at Brighton and Hove Albion.
But the former Sundowns star may not appear at Bafana after Premier League players banned him from traveling to the red-listed countries unless Tau joins Al Ahly ahead of the qualifiers.
Bafana will visit neighboring Zimbabwe for the clash on September 3 in Harare, before hosting Ghana three days later.
The Ghana match comes six months after the Black Stars frustrated South Africa with a 1-1 draw in the FNB Stadium, a result that contributed to Bafana not being able to qualify for next year’s Africa Cup final .
They were then led by Molefi Ntseki, but now the West Africans offer Broos a rigorous test.
‘I like winning matches and winning a match you have to score. If you do not score, you do not win a match, that is the first reason why this team is so offensive, ‘Broos added.
South Africa last qualified for the World Cup in 2002, before hosting the 2010 edition.