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I Was Almost Shot For Calling Osimhen A Big Star — South Africa Coach

I Was Almost Shot For Calling Osimhen A Big Star — South Africa Coach

Bafana Bafana of South Africa head coach Hugo Broos has revealed he was almost shot by football fans in the country after he said Victor Osimhen and not Percy Tau is a big star.

Broos rated Osimhen and Senegal talisman Sadio Mane ahead of Tau, who is Bafana Bafana’s biggest star.

His submission didn’t go down well with South African fans, who roundly criticised him.

“They almost shot me for it, because I said that Percy Tau is not a big player,” Broos began his story in Sjotcast.

“When I talk about a great player, I think of Mané of Senegal or Osimhen of Nigeria.

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“The (South African) press then turns Percy Tau into a real star player.

“Strangely enough, Tau was criticized afterwards for not playing well.”

Broos also said he almost quit the team after the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire due to harsh media criticism.

South Africa came third at the competition.

“That is always something that hurts. They accused me of having no respect for the nation and of not knowing African culture,” he added.


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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 7
  • As an Oracle of the spirit. The south African press will confirm more blames comes the world cup qualifiers. Envy and jealousy and envy will cost South Africa. Nigeria has won this one.

  • Don’t be too mindful of them, coach Broos. Those people are now officially the biggest noisemakers in Africa. They forgot it’s not in your nature as Europeans or Americans to exaggerate things or see pink and call it red cos they look similar or directly compare grey and white.

    You needed to see their female coach as she was running her mouth like typewriter, as aptly put by one of the forumites here. She practically won the match against Nigeria on the internet and in video interviews weeks before the match even kicked off.

    Even her wards like Kaftlana and Seosepenwe declared the match lost and won as they were the “best team in Africa”

    American Waldrum was bemused but quiet cos he knew he should be the one boasting going by the quality of players at his disposal.

    As June 7 draws close, those noisy and troublesome South Africans will soon remind you they’ve drawn Nigerian blood in Nigeria twice now, the last one a shocking 2 – 0 win at the start of Rohr’s tenure. They will let you know their journeyman ‘wonderman’ Percy Tau, who couldn’t hold down a place in Brighton % Hove and had to be rehabilitated in Al Ahly by his former coach and countryman Motsimana, was the chief tormentor in Abuja that year.

    They will insist you follow up on that record and win convincingly in Nigeria. The e-fight will start in about two weeks, although this time, Nigerian fans will boast with caution, courtesy the clueless NFF.

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  • Ideal Digital 1 month ago

    They always like to lift themselves above their level.

  • Jesse 1 month ago

    Was Amuneke not criticized for same thing. You can never please fans

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