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Hugo Broos outlines what he wants from PSL boss Dr Irvin Khoza

In a rather candid manner, Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has revealed his sole wish from PSL chairman, Dr Irvin Khoza.

The Belgian mentor, who led Bafana Bafana to a third-place finish at the 2023 AFCON finals, has been yearning for a no-holds-barred meeting with all DStv Premiership coaches.

Since his appointment as Bafana coach in 2021, Broos has not been afforded his wish for the all-inclusive meeting.


While it would have been ideal to meet them individually, Broos wants PSL chairman Dr Irvin Khoza to arrange a once-off meeting.

Bafana coach Hugo Broos is set to meet PSL Chairman Dr Irvin Khoza
PSL Chairman Dr Irvin Khoza

“I don’t want to make 16 trips, 16 times to say the same story to a coach. How can you progress in your relationship if you go and meet every coach in private, and when he asks something I can only answer to him? There will be no interaction with the other coaches,” said Broos.

“What’s the use of travelling 16 times to different clubs? I don’t want to do that. I want them together, and everyone will get a chance to say what they need to say. When everyone is there, we can have a discussion.

“This is what I wanted from the beginning when I was here. This is what we discussed with Mr Khoza, but there are other things too.”


Broos also implored the PSL to ensure clubs release players for small tournaments like the CHAN and COSAFA Cup.

“We have new players now and these new players you can only see when they play for Bafana. Because the clubs will not release them for the Olympics [Under-23 team] or the qualifiers for the CHAN [for local-based teams].

“They will not release them when we play qualifiers for CHAN. I can’t always test the players with Bafana Bafana because if you play qualifiers, you can’t risk that it will not succeed.

“They can show skills there and have international experience which is important for them. It will be easy for me. I hope there will be some collaboration from the clubs and PSL, that they release players for the games, so we can build the team.

“It’s important for Bafana Bafana and South Africa. That South Africa is in CHAN, in Olympics, in AFCON and the World Cup.

“You see what happens now because we were third, suddenly everybody looks differently at South Africa. Being in all those will see progression in football. But that will need collaboration from everyone. You can’t do it on your own,” he added.

He also revealed that a meeting with the PSL boss is already in the pipeline. SAFA president Danny Jordaan has already indicated it could take place this week.

Broos is preparing for this month’s friendlies in Algeria against Andorra and Algeria. This will be Bafana’s first assignment since accounting for the bronze medal at the 2023 AFCON finals.

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