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2026 WCQ: Osimhen Or No Osimhen, It’s 11 Against 11 –Bafana Coach, Broos

2026 WCQ: Osimhen Or No Osimhen, It’s 11 Against 11  –Bafana Coach, Broos

Bafana Bafana of South Africa Head Coach, Hugo Broos, says he has no joy to derive nor pain to feel over Victor Osimhen’s absence from Super Eagles’ squad that will face his team in Friday night’s 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Uyo, Completesports.com reports.

Osimhen fetched the penalty with which the Super Eagles edged the Bafana Bafana side in the Nation’s Cup Semis in Ivory Coast last January.

Asked if he is relieved the task of facing the Napoli rampant forward in tonight’s clash following Osimhen’s confirmed absence, Broos said sharply that whether or not Osimhen plays is a concern for Nigeria not South Africa’s.

“That should be a worry for Nigeria, not for us. If he plays, we lose nothing. If he don’t play, we gain nothing,” Broos said.

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“We came here prepared to play Nigeria, not individual player. So, we play 11 against 11, Osimhen or no Osimhen,” Broos said, with a gleeful disposition that there are no injury concerns in his team going into the big match tonight.

By Sab Osuji in Uyo

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  • Babo 1 week ago

    SE just need to shot this broos up after today’s match and after the world cup qualifiers ones and for all by beating Bafana Bafana home and away .

    • See coach wey Nigeria trounce 4 – 0 in 2018 as African champion, with Cameroun suddenly acting like we’ve not met him before. All Finidi just needs to destabilize this coach and his team is to understand and neutralize his game plan, which was what Rohr did in 2018.

      This renewed confidence is because Paseiro adopted an ultra-defensive approach at the Afcon, which gave Broos’ team all the room to play like Brazil. Then he told his team to start playing long balls into the 18-yard (Rather than building up play, which Cameroun was doing in the QF), which caused Nigeria problems.

      Well, Cote Divpire saw that flaw and exploited it in the final with rampant attack.

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