Bafana Bafana coach, Hugo Broos has come out to explain why the nation snubbed offers for a friendly from Brazil, Algeria and Iraq. He recently had his say while speaking to the press, and fans have been reacting.
According to him, Brazil were very interested in playing against Bafana at the end of May, but they had to be turned down because most of his players were unavailable due to club commitments.
Broos added that it would’ve been impossible for him to give those countries a good game without his key players.
His words, “We had some offers before the end of May from Iraq and Brazil, but it was impossible because I didn’t have players.”
“There were still league and cup games, something that doesn’t happen in other countries, but here one week later there are still things to do. We couldn’t have the players.”
“Morocco have been together from April 26. We wanted a game also and now for this weekend it is impossible because all the African teams have qualifiers.”
“We looked at Namibia and Algeria, but Algeria wanted us to play in the City of Oran [in Algeria] and I know what it is about because I worked in Algeria.”
“You can go there, but when you come back to SA you are maybe going to have two days of travelling, so it was not an option because they didn’t want to come here [to SA].”
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