Bafana coach Hugo Broos. Photo: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Bafana coach Hugo Broos. Photo: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

REPORT: Broos pockets whopping R750 000 monthly salary

Under-pressure Bafana Bafana boss Hugo Broos is reportedly the highest earning national team coach in Southern Africa.

Bafana coach Hugo Broos. Photo: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Bafana coach Hugo Broos. Photo: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Bafana Bafana laboured to a lacklustre 1-0 win over Botswana 1-0 in a friendly international played at FNB Stadium on Tuesday night. A curling free kick from midfielder Teboho Mokoena in the 37th minute was enough to earn the home team the win, which came just days after Broos’ charges comfortably beat Sierra Leone 4-0 in another friendly international.

Broos has endured a rather tumultuous time at the helm of the national team, regularly clashing with the Premier Soccer League, while a number of controversial comments have drawn a big backlash at a time when Bafana have failed to perform with any real consistency.

According to FARPost, though, Broos takes home R750 000 [USD 50 000] monthly, making hime the highest earning national team coach in Southern Africa, while earning more than the likes of Stuart Baxter and Pitso Mosimane, who apparently earned around R500 000 per month during their respective tenures.

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This past week, Broos decided to completely change his starting lineup for Tuesday’s clash, and has clearly stated that he was unimpressed with some players who won’t be called up next time by the coach.

“On the other side I’m not happy with the performance today. This is not what we expected. I think it’s clear that some players are maybe not good enough or are not able to bring what you have to do on this level. PSL is something but international games are tougher, are quicker, are different.

“Therefore also I chose to have two teams to see what those teams can do, what the players can do. Again, today I’m not happy with it, I’m really not happy, but we won and that’s the most important thing.”

Earlier this year – when Bafana were progressing through their all-important 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers – Broos eventually apologised for comments that were seen to be ‘disrespectful’ to South African football.

In an extensive tirade at that time, Broos suggested “we don’t have those quality players that are playing in Europe,”, and further stated “let’s face the problem that the level of the PSL is not high enough”.

However, when addressing the SAFA leadership and its members during the extra-ordinary congress in June, Broos sought to clarify and apologise for his comments, which were not well received across many sectors of local football.

On Tuesday, though, Broos once again highlighted why he had made those comments and stuck to his view that there was a real problem with the quality levels of the local game.

You can watch the video with Broos below:

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