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Opinion: Dolly and Zwane to degrade Bafana if recalled by Broos?

Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos will have tough decisions to make when making his latest Bafana squad to play the final two, crucial 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Zimbabwe and Ghana.

Bafana retained top spot in their group after beating Ethiopia home and away in the last international break.

Broos' charges are unbeaten at the top of Group G, although they are only one point ahead of second-placed Ghana, both of whom will fight for top spot in the next FIFA break, as only group winners will qualify for the play-off round.

The Belgian's early success with Bafana is impressive, given that he has reached this far in the tough world cup qualifiers without the so-called big name players.

Broos used the COSAFA Cup as building blocks for his Bafana team, as unfancied players won the regional tournament impressively, in his absence, as he quickly went back home in Belgium to get his vaccination.

The Belgian deserves credit for not doing away with the team completely, as most of players were not regulars at Bafana, keeping his promise that he wanted to reduce the average age in the team and in so doing, in his future call-ups, he discarded a lot of senior players, from the big sides.

The Bafana team arguably has good harmony, with players pulled from teams like TS Galaxy, Sekhukhune United, Maritzburg United, Royal AM and Baroka, in the actual starting line-up, which was a rarity in previous Bafana teams before Broos arrived.

There is an argument that Bafana are doing well because there are no big egos in the team and Broos could face criticism, whether or not he includes in-form Keagan Dolly and Themba Zwane in his Bafana team.

Dolly produced a masterclass performance just after the international break, as he netted a brace in Kaizer Chiefs' 4-0 win over Chippa United and Zwane continued to be the saviour for Mamelodi Sundowns, as rescued their CAF Champions League campaign by scoring twice in a 2-2 draw with Maniema Union away in the second preliminary round, first-leg tie.

Such players of quality when they pick up form they are hard to ignore and Broos is aware of that. 

“In every camp we evaluate the team and say ‘ok, there we have to have a bit more quality.’ Those names (Dolly and Zwane), we are following, so who knows, maybe they will be in the squad (for Zimbabwe and Ghana).” Broos said according to the Citizen.

If Broos recalls Dolly and Zwane and South Africa don't qualify, he will be blamed for including star players from the so-called big teams and if he does not recall them and Bafana don't qualify, he will still be criticized for not including those quality players, who are on-form.

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