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2022 WCQ: Good result against Zimbabwe will give us confidence for Ghana game – South Africa coach

South Africa coach, Hugo Broos says a good result against Zimbabwe in their 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers opener will serve as a springboard for their next game against Ghana.

The Bafana Bafana will play as guests to the Warriors of Zimbabwe on September 3 and play the Black Stars at home three days later in the first two qualifying games to Qatar 2022.

The 69-year-old Belgian believes even a draw against the Warriors in his first game as the coach of South Africa will be a good foundation for their next game against Ghana.

‘’I don’t like to predict that we will win or, that the score will be 2-1 or whatever but the only thing I want and hope is that we have a good result in Zimbabwe,’’ Broos said from the sidelines of the unveiling of a sponsor.

‘’A draw in Zimbabwe will be a good result; it will give us confidence for the next game (against Ghana). Because losing especially with a heavy score will not do the players’ confidence any good.

“I hope we will draw and we take it from there. But we will try to win, I am not saying we are going for a draw,’’ he pointed out.

The 2017 Afcon winning coach, who took over as Bafana Bafana coach a few months ago, added that the team should be ready by the time they‘ll take on Zimbabwe.

‘’I think by the time we go to Zimbabwe we should be ready. Look, our group is a group with three teams that have qualified for the AFCON (Ethiopia, Ghana and Zimbabwe) and playing six games in three months won’t be easy but we must be professionals and be ready.’’

He said his philosophy is teamwork and he’s not a big fan of individual flair.

‘’I am a coach who believes in teamwork not individual performances. I believe in team spirit but also like entertaining football. I also want a team that controls the game and be disciplined.

‘’Discipline is the first rule for victory. Of course, the camp won’t be like in the army but we have to have some rules and players must follow those rules.”


By Abdul Karim Adamu Benin |



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