Hugo Broos sets new target as Bafana reach last 16

South Africa national head coach Hugo Broos was delighted with his side’s performance against Tunisia as they secured their place in the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Only a point was needed heading into their final Group E encounter and Bafana were able to achieve their objective to tee up a last 16 tie with Group F winners Morocco.

Broos though says he’s not content with just making the knockout rounds and wants his team to focus on the “highest objective”.

The Belgian tactictian won 2017 AFCON with Cameroon and feels Bafana have enough to go all the way in the Ivory Coast.

He said in the Citizen: “I think that the objective should be the highest objective.

“Everything is possible, when you see the results of other teams it is incredible.”

Ghana, Algeria and Tunisia are all already out of the competition while Egypt and Cameroon barely made it to the knockout rounds.

“There is a very happy coach sitting behind this microphone, not only because we qualified for the next round, but also because of the performance,” added Broos.

“A coach can be satisfied when he sees his boys working and fighting on the pitch and doing what we ask. And a coach is very happy when he sees the guys on the bench making big efforts to support their teammates. I saw this today, a family, a team that wanted just one thing.”