Hugo Broos, winner of CAN 2017, takes South Africa by the hand


Hugo Broos is the new coach for South Africa, the South African Football Association announced on Wednesday.

Hugo Broos, 69, had been out of office for about two years and had retired from Ostend, where he was sporting director.

His brilliant playing career ended, Hugo enjoyed success on the bench: three league titles, two cups and four Super Cups, split between Club Brugge and Anderlecht, his hearts. The result was less brilliant, and the former central defender took the tangent (Greece, Turkey, Algeria) with freelance in Genk and Zulte-Waregem.

In 2016, after a year, Broos landed on the sidelines in Cameroon. The wise old man brings the indomitable lions back to life and leads them to the roof of Africa. A revenge and a new recognition of his coaching talents? Not really. There will be a short experience in Ostend. Since then another crossing of the desert.

Before Africa’s call. Approaching in the Democratic Republic of Congo, he finally heads south and takes the lead of Bafana Bafana.

South Africa begins their second qualifying round for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar next month.

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