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‘We Don’t Have To Be Afraid’ — Broos Upbeat Bafana Can Beat Super Eagles In Uyo

‘We Don’t Have To Be Afraid’ — Broos Upbeat Bafana Can Beat Super Eagles In Uyo

Bafana Bafana head coach Hugo Broos remain positive his side can get a favourable result against the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

South Africa will face Nigeria and Zimbabwe in their next two games in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Broos’ side will take on Nigeria in Uyo on Friday and then host the Warriors of Zimbabwe four days later at the Free State Stadium, Blomfeintein.

Bafana Bafana put up a good fight the last time they met Nigeria at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations losing the semi-final tie 4-2 on penalties.

“Let’s go to Nigeria and Zimbabwe, qualify for World Cup, everybody knows that every one of us wants to qualify for the FIFA World Cup in 2026 but we are in front of two very tough games,” Broos was quoted by FAR POST.

“First of all, Nigeria AFCON finalists, players who are playing in the best competitions in Europe. On the other side, we saw what we can do against them at AFCON, if we had a little bit of luck against them we would be in the final and not Nigeria.

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“I think we were the best team in the semifinals, we could have won that. So, we don’t have to be afraid.

“The other game against Zimbabwe is different. It’s a game between neighbours I think that Zimbabwe, after the ban, they have another team with another coach. So, from that side, it will be a difficult game.

“But if you see our performances of the last six months, the game in Algeria, where we did a very good game. We have to be confident and we have to believe in our chances.

“And I know that some people say that, ‘against Algeria you received three goals’. But the two goals were of the individual mistakes. So for me, the three goals we conceded are not so important.

“The most important thing for me was that we brought a good performance against Algeria. So, that has to give us confidence for us to achieve our goal, the goal has to be at least four or six [points].

“I don’t want to lose any of those two games. I want to win one and I want to have a draw.

“That means four or six and we stay in the race for qualifying for the World Cup. And that has to be our goal for the next two games.”

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  • Olusegun. B. 1 week ago

    Nigeria was never afraid of Bafana Bafana. It doesn’t mean that they didn’t acknowledge their improvement to the Ga . It is the south Africans who have been disrespecting the super Eagles from the on set and that ain’t good for the game . However , the AFCON showed how impressive they were and let not the coach of Bafana think that it’s because of the new coaching management that it’s a walk in the park for them . Hell no! There are many players with more skills who can and still beat South Africa. The world cup is very important to super Eagles as they arw not ready to lose another chance like the previous one. So get ready to see why Super Eagles is who they are.

    • @Olusegun. B. Are you sure it is? because the current way things are being handled by NFF would make a person suggest otherwise!. Let us hope you are right that, indeed our Qualification is actually important to Nigeria becuase I doubt it I think “get rich quick” scheme is more important to those Buffoon’s

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