Bafana coach Hugo Broos. confirms two starters against France Photo: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Bafana coach Hugo Broos. confirms two starters against France Photo: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images/Getty Images

‘Angry’ Bafana coach hits out at PSL after failed meeting attempts

Bafana boss Hugo Broos has slammed the league after his attempts to set up a meeting with various PSL coaches fell on deaf ears.

Bafana coach Hugo Broos. confirms two starters against France Photo: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Bafana coach Hugo Broos. confirms two starters against France Photo: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Bafana Bafana finished 2021 ranked in a lowly 68th position in the latest FIFA world rankings, with a largely forgettable year inevitably remembered for the controversial 1-0 loss South Africa suffered against Ghana, which stole headlines worldwide.

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Broos has overseen six matches at the helm of Bafana, recording four victories, one draw and only suffering defeat once, but he recently stated his intention to open greater communication lines with all the coaches and teams in the DStv Premiership.

However, he has now revealed that that he is yet to meet local top-flight coaches due to the PSL’s poor administration.

“The problem is the league, again. In August last year I tried to have a meeting with coaches but it wasn’t successful,” Broos told Sowetan

“Now I wrote a letter after December, I followed the procedures, we sent it to the league to send it to the clubs and they didn’t.”

“They didn’t. There was a confirmation period… January 16, but I received no answer. We extended that confirmation period to January 26 and again there was no answer from any coach. I was very angry.’

“I heard the league only sent the letter to coaches on January 28, nearly one month later. I can’t blame the coaches because they didn’t see the letter from the league, this is unbelievable, so I cancelled the meetings,’ he said. 

 “And then on February 3, I received a letter from the league with the coaches who want to come. Now I will try to have a meeting with the league because we have to discuss all these things. This is not normal.’’

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The Bafana coach had hoped to meet PSL coaches before the upcoming friendly against France

Bafana are scheduled to face World Champions France and Zambia in friendly matches next month, and Broos would have benefited from open discussion around the players he may want to include.

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