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Former Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane.Image via Instagram @therealpitsomosimane

Pitso Mosimane talks Bafana Bafana’s 2026 World Cup qualification chances

“:We have players like Teboho Mokoena who play in the Champions League, they have the experience also,” Pitso on Bafana’s World Cup chances.

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Former Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane.Image via Instagram @therealpitsomosimane

Pitso Mosimane says Bafana Bafana has a good chance of qualifying for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

Under Hugo Broos, the national team managed to reach the last four at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations. Mosimane, who coached Bafana from 2010 to 2012, believes Broos has a good squad to work with.

“I think at this point in time, we have a good team. We have a good coach. Yes, people were doubting whether he was the right one or not. But he has proven that he can take the team to the semi-finals of Afcon, so it shows that we have a good team,” Mosimane told Soccer Laduma. 

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“But the good team is not only the coach, it’s the players. We have players like Teboho Mokoena who play in the Champions League, they have the experience also, so Sundowns’ players have really contributed to the national team. 

“The likes of Themba Zwane, I think he is playing in the Champions League 10 years in a row. No? So, they have experience, that’s why I say it’s not only the coach, it’s the players also, you know, and they want to win it and they’ve shown in the Cup of Nations by being in the semifinals that you are a force to be reckoned with,” Pitso on Bafana’s World Cup chances. 

Bafana edged out Zimbabwe 3-1 on Tuesday night which saw them jump to seven points in Group C. With six matches remaining, the national team might just need four wins to qualify.

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Pitso though said Bafana should stay grounded if they are to qualify for the World Cup. The team’s next WC qualifiers are next year in March.