The country’s football governing body is hopeful that the experienced tactician will be at the helm of the team when the World Cup qualifiers begin.
Safa chief executive Tebogo Motlanthe has confirmed that Hugo Broos, the head coach of the national team, will not yet pay his first monthly salary.
The Belgian tactician was officially appointed as the new Bafana Bafana head coach on May 5, replacing local mentor Molefi Ntseki, who failed to finish the team after the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations.
However, Broos returned home to drink his second dose of Covid-19 vaccine, and he missed Bafana’s friendly match against Uganda, which was supposed to be in charge of his first match.
Bafana are currently taking part in the 2021 Cosafa Cup, led by coach Morena Ramoreboli, with Broos’ local assistant, Helman Mkhalele, testing positive for Covid-19 last week.
“When we appointed Hugo Broos as Bafana Bafana coach, we never made a secret of the fact that he took his first Covid-19 jab in his home country, and he would return for the second one,” said Motlanthe. . Soviet.
“We said after he got the second jab, he would return to South Africa and that would happen as soon as the borders on the side of the Netherlands were open to let him into the country. This is when his contract officially begins. ‘
Motlanthe has revealed that Broos’ five-year deal with Safa will only start as soon as he returns to South Africa with Bafana starting their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign in September this year.
“What we agreed with him when he was first here was that he would sign a contract, but the contract would start as soon as he came back into the country,” he continued.
“So no‚ [he is not drawing a salary from Safa at the moment] and we are also grateful that he agreed to the arrangement, despite the work he did when he was here.
“He agreed that the contract would start when he returned‚ but when he will return, it depends on when the borders are open. “
Motlanthe is hopeful that the former head coach of Cameroon will be in the country again before Bafana’s first two World Cup qualifiers that are at home against Zimbabwe and Ghana.
“We still believe he will be here in time to prepare the team for the World Cup qualifier against Zimbabwe and Ghana,” he added.
“We are constantly in contact with him about what is happening in the Cosafa Cup, and also what is going to happen in Japan regarding the SA u.23 team’s [participation] at the Olympics [next month].
“We hope he has enough time to prepare Bafana for the World Cup qualifiers when he returns.”