Bafana Bafana Hugo Broos

Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos is unhappy and lambasts ex-Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Njabulo Blom. Image Source: (@BafanaBafana/Twitter)

Kaizer Chiefs’ Bafana Bafana curse: Hugo Broos vendetta or state of the club?

Chiefs players have fallen out of the national in recent seasons, with players who were prominent no longer considered. Let’s look into this, Amakhosi.

Bafana Bafana Hugo Broos

Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos is unhappy and lambasts ex-Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Njabulo Blom. Image Source: (@BafanaBafana/Twitter)

Kaizer Chiefs have had no representatives in the Bafana Bafana side for a minute now. Furthermore, national players have lost their spots since coming to Naturena.

Interestingly, a peculiar trend has developed in recent seasons – join Chiefs and lose your spot in the national team. National regulars who were signed recently signed by Amakhosi have been excluded by Broos. Once again, only one Amakhosi player made the recent preliminary Bafana Bafana squad. However, Bruce Bvuma is likely to be dropped when Broos announces his final 23-man squad in a couple of days.

Meanwhile, players who were in the picture are now no longer considered due to their lack of game time with the Soweto giants.


Sibongiseni Mthethwa, Yusuf Maart, and Ashley Du Preez were all in the national team picture before joining Amakhosi. Since joining the Soweto giants, they have all fallen out of the national picture. Maart was a regular when he was at Sekhukhune United. However, despite being a regular starter for Amakhosi he missed the recent AFCON and has been excluded from Broos’ recent Bafana Bafana squads. Additionally, Keagan Dolly has fallen out of favour with Broos recently. Although, he has been injured and is entering the latter stage of his career.

Mthethwa was injured and has only just returned from a long-term lay-off. So, he presents Amakhosi’s best chance of breaking the trend. Finally, Du Preez was a star at Stellenbosch FC and he finally earned a call-up but he is struggling to make recent sides selected by Broos.


Moreover, there were players who were in the national set-up who have since fallen out due to lack of game-time with the Soweto giants. Namely, Bruce Bvuma and Njabulo Ngcobo.

From Bafana Bafana stars to benching at Amakhosi. In fact, Bvuma was the prime backup to Bafana Bafana captain Ronwen Williams before falling down the pecking order with the likes of Brandon Peterson and Itumeleng Khune preferred. Furthermore, former star Daniel Akpeji was also ahead of him. His lack of game time has cost him dearly, with the former second-choice national keeper not even considered over the past few seasons. Peterson’s suspension and mental issues have seen Bvuma earn a few rare starts in the DStv Premiership lately.

Meanwhile, Ngcobo was becoming a key part of the national set up. Unfortunately, his lack of game time has seen him in the same boat as Bvuma. Lately, he has not been considered because he is simply not earning enough time to prove himself.

Do you think Hugo Broos has a personal vendetta with Chiefs or is the state of the club bringing down quality players? What do you think has cursed this Bafana Bafana ‘curse’, Amakhosi? Let us know in the comments below.