Hugo Broos: Bafana ready for ‘good test’ with Namibia

Hugo Broos says Saturday’s friendly international with Namibia will be a good test for his South Africa team.

The Bafana Bafana boss has so far led his side to five wins and two draws in 2023.

They next face neighbours Namibia on Saturday ahead of taking on the DR Congo on Tuesday, with both games taking place at the Orlando Stadium.

Bafana will use the friendly matches to prepare for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations and their 2026 World Cup qualifiers, that sees Broos’ team pitted against Benin, Lesotho, Nigeria, Rwanda and Zimbabwe in Group C.

Ahead of the weekend’s encounter, Broos explained that his squad is highly motivated and ready for a strong performance.

He said in the Citizen: “Namibia are our neighbours and I am sure they will try and put up a good performance against us.

“Maybe it will already be preparation for when we have to play Zimbabwe next year. They will have the same style, as a team that wants to win against South Africa, so it will also be a good test against Namibia.”

Broos added: “It has been a long time since I was not happy with what happened in training.

“In the last year they are always motivated, everyone works hard, and that is a pleasure for the coach.

“It is no different now, even with four or five other players (here). For them, they are also adapting. Outside the field, it is not a problem, the players know each other, but on the field they need to know each other (too).”