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Broos accused of disrespecting players

By Michael Madyira

Former South Africa international forward Dino Ndlovu has launched stinging criticism of current Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos.

The Boluspor forward has no kind words for the 70-year-old Belgian coach.

“I don’t believe what the coach is doing is improving the national team,” Ndlovu told Scrolla.Africa. “I don’t know what his philosophy is and how we play is really confusing. It’s been two years now.

“I don’t watch Bafana play because they bring European coaches who come and disrespect the system we already have in place or the culture of football in South Africa.”

Broos, who guided Cameroon to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations title, was appointed South Africa coach in May 2021, tasked with restoring the national side’s pride with his rebuilding project.

Known for a radical approach to his squad selection, Broos has often come under fire for snubbing top performers.

This comes as Bafana were brutally exposed in high-profile matches against the likes of Ghana, Morocco and the 5-0 hiding by then-world champions France.

After failing to help Bafana qualify for the 2022 Fifa World Cup, Broos is now hard-pressed to inspire his side to secure a spot at the 2023 Afcon finals.

However, there are positives Ndlovu can draw from the Belgian who prefers younger players in his rebuilding project.

“I think the only thing he’s doing right is placing young players into the fold at the right age and giving them a chance,” said the 33-year-old Ndlovu.

“That’s what I like about him but I have not seen any other things that I like.”

Ndlovu last featured for Bafana in 2018 and feels he still has it in him, but time on his international career is up.

“I’m stronger now and more powerful than I was six or seven years ago,” said Ndlovu.

He said he thought his time at Bafana was over.

“Now we have good young players coming up. They have to grow up into the system and get used to the place and get experienced at an early age,” he said.

Pictured above: Hugo Broos

Image source: Bafana Bafana

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