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Why Broos dropped Petersen for Bvuma

Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has explained the omission of Kaizer Chiefs’ number one Brandon Peterson and the continued selection of Bruce Bvuma.

Bvuma last played a competitive match for Chiefs back in 2021 September, with many pundits questioning his inclusion in the Bafana team.

“If you go to every club in the Premier Soccer League (PSL), you always find a foreign keeper,” said Broos shortly after announcing the final squad to face France and Guinea in international friendly matches in Europe later this month.

“I think there are five or South African goalkeepers and I have to choose three good because it is Bafana Bafana.

“So it is very difficult, Bruce was there from the beginning and he is there again but normally it should be Petersen but he is injured, he was part of the squad but last week we got a phone call from the coach [Stuart Baxter] and he said ‘forget it, he is out’,

“It was Ronwen Williams, Veli Mothwa, Peterson and Bvuma. This is the problem [the lack of SA goalkeepers playing in the PSL) and also the age, you can’t tell me that Bruce is the young one, he is 26, a youngster is 22, 23.”

Broos added. “It is not up to me to change rules, I am a Bafana Bafana coach, I am a foreigner from Belgium, I think the PSL and Safa have to talk about how they are going to improve it. We have a problem here, why does [Mamelodi] Sundowns have two foreign goalkeepers, it is unbelievable.”

Bafana will tackle Guinea in Belgium on March 25, and France in Lille on March 29.

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