This past weekend, South Africa played out to a 0-0 draw in the first friendly game with Namibia at Orlando Stadium, in Soweto.
On Tuesday, 12 September 2023, Bafana salvaged a 1-0 victory over DR Congo in the second friendly international at the very same venue they played against neighbours Namibia.
These friendly matches are part of the Bafana’s preparations for the 2023 AFCON tournament set to take place in Ivory Coast in January next year.
To add to that, the friendly games also form part of the preparations for the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in November 2023.
WHAT HUGO BROOS HAS PICKED UP FROM NAMIBIA AND DR CONGO FRIENDLIES
The Belgian mentor divulged some of the lessons they had picked up from the two friendly games.
“I’m very happy with what I saw. But that doesn’t mean everything was good,” Broos told the media.
“So, the game against Namibia was to see the new players who didn’t play so much.
“And today [against DR Congo], was also to look for solutions in different positions. And, yes, confirmation of those players who were playing against Morocco and Liberia.”
HUGO BROOS PLEASED WITH THE BAFANA BAFANA CAMP
Broos further stated that he’s happy with the results of the camp, as it has achieved the goals they had set for themselves.
“For me, I’m happy after this camp. Not of performances and results, but just of what I saw in the games. This was very important for me and the only camp that we can do that,” he added.
“But now, for the next camp, it will be different and I guess that we don’t have so many injuries. I hope those players are fit and well in October so that we can really prepare the team and there will be no more too much changes as we have changed enough.
“Now is up to us to compose the core of players that we chose to go to the important games in November and the AFCON in January.”
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