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Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi showing typical calm. Image: @Masandawana / Twitter

Manqoba Mngqithi responds to Hugo Broos’ PSL’s remarks

Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi has responded to Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos’ criticism of DStv Premiership players.

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Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi showing typical calm. Image: @Masandawana / Twitter

Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi has responded to Hugo Broos’ criticism of some of the DStv Premiership players who were part of his Bafana Bafana squad in the recent FIFA international break.

South Africa secured back-to-back wins against Sierra Leone and Botswana in the international friendlies that took place at FNB Stadium.

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Following a 1-0 win over the Zebras on Tuesday, the former Cameroon coach expressed his disappointment with his team’s performance and said some DStv Premiership players struggle when it comes to international games.

This wasn’t the first time the 70-year-old tactician threw a punch at the local league as he did the same earlier this year when he said, “the level of PSL is not high enough.”

Mngqithi feels that the issue is with Broos’ selections.

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MNGQITHI RESPONDS TO BROOS’ PSL REMARKS

“To be honest I would not want to comment much about Hugo Broos, because it’s a free country, you can say whatever you want to say,” Mngqithi told the media as quoted by iDiski Times.

“But the only thing that is always very important, it gives you a little bit of a free licence to say what you want to say when you’re winning matches. If you’re not winning, there will always be question marks.

“As to whether South Africa is good enough or not good enough, I’m not sure, because South Africa has achieved very good things in the past – we’ve had our national team qualifying for the Olympics, we’ve had our players performing for many teams, Sundowns competing fairly well in the continental space and locally.

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“We’ve had a number of teams doing very… Cape Town City has done exceptionally well, Pirates has done exceptionally well. I believe there is a very big pool of players to choose. But if you are choosing whoever you are choosing and you not winning and you are saying the team is not good enough, maybe when you are pointing fingers, most fingers might be pointing into your direction.

“But if you are winning matches, we are always willing to listen to you, any coach, if he wins matches because it shows exactly what he’s trying to do. Again, the caliber of matches is very important because… Ok, let me keep quiet.”

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Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi – Photo: Mamelodi Sundowns website

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