Bafana coach Hugo Broos has not backed down from the criticisms he received from Orlando Pirates and log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, reiterating his stance that he hopes for more support from the clubs than critics. There has been a lot of noise off the pitch for the Belgian.
Firstly, Broos was not allowed access to the Orlando stadium to watch a game, due to a miscommunication between the PSL and the club. Secondly Pirates Midfielder Goodman Mosele did not show up for the current Bafana camp, while Mamelodi Sundowns' Thabiso Kutumela had a vaccination booked for a time during the squad camp.
Hugo Broos has now reiterated his stance, stating he hopes for an improvement in the future.
"From SAFA I have the full support, there is no problem at all,” the Bafana coach told the media department.
“On the other side, and I think I was clear also with that one, there were some clubs who did not follow the rules."
“I think when a coach of Bafana wanted to see a game and we did everything like accreditation and you arrive at the stadium and they don’t allow you enter, I think this is something that I cannot understand."
“If a club is organising a vaccination during a camp of the national team and the risk that can happen with the vaccination, it is also something that I don’t understand."
“That is what I want a little bit more from that side, clubs should be a little bit more cooperating. When there is a camp, that the player is a Bafana representative and not anymore a club player."
“This is all what I said, there is no problem between me and SAFA, only a little problem between me and some clubs (Sundowns and Pirates). But I think and I hope that in the future those things will not happen anymore."
Broos confirmed that he was expecting some sort of apology and indeed did get one.
“There was an apology of what happened with Orlando Pirates and entering to the stadium. I am happy with that, this is something gone."
“Now, I hope that in the future that all players selected for the national team will be there and there is no activity anymore, during the camp, of a club.” - Hugo Broos
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