Bafana Bafana coach, Hugo Broos, says he is surprised that a country like South Africa did not qualify for the Africa Nations Cup two years go.
Bafana Bafana beat Liberia 2-1 in Monrovia to book their place at the next Afcon tournament to be held in Cote d’Ivoire. Zakhele Lepasa scored the first goal for Bafana before Mihlali Mayambela out matter beyond reach with a second half goal.
“We knew that Liberia use power play; they play from behind, long balls and then fight for it [the ball],” Bross said after the match.
“We needed guys who could fight as well. With [Innocent[ Maela at the back, Sphephelo Sithole in midfielder and Mihlali Mayambela is a big guy with power. I knew we could do something and we did.”
“South Africa is a country that should be at Afcon all the time and I didn’t understand why we didn’t qualify in the last two years. This was very important, we have a new team, a young team. In international games it’s very important to have international experience.
“We are going to the biggest tournament in Africa, we can only progress in the next ten months and hopefully we will be ready for the tournament.”
The 34th edition of Afcon will be played in January and February 2024.
By Zola Doda