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South Africa Boss threatens to change team if players fail to prove themselves against Ghana Featured

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South Africa coach Hugo Broos has strongly threatened to make immediate changes if his players are not up to the required standard when representing the national team.

Bafana Bafana kicked off their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign with a goalless draw away to Zimbabwe last Friday and will today face a tough challenge against Ghana in Johannesburg.


The Black Stars currently top Group G after recording a 1-0 win over Ethiopia.


Ghana are the early favourites to top the group and progress to the knockout phase of the World Cup qualification stage.


Speaking ahead of the clash, Broos insisted that he was happy with his teams performance against Zimbabwe but that he wouldn't be afraid to effect some necessary changes if his side doesn't rise to the occasion against the Black Stars.


"We need some time," he said. We are building a team, we are trying to build a young team. For me, it's important to see how good the young players are because you can be good in the league, but with the national team it is a level higher and tougher.


“This is something that I want to see today (Monday) if those guys are ready or not. For the future, the same thing, maybe I have to make changes for Ethiopia because some players are not of the quality I want for this Bafana Bafana.


"We need some time, but that doesn't mean we won't be aiming for the win against Ghana. We are focused on building a team, but we are also focused on getting results and that's why we wanted to win last Friday.


"Everybody wanted to win, the players wanted to win but okay, we didn't, so now today it is the same, we will try to win. Then after the game, I will see if I am satisfied or not.


"If the opponent is so strong and much stronger than us, I will maybe be satisfied with the performance of the team, but I will not be satisfied if I see a team that doesn't fight and this is important. The mentality on Friday was good, so I hope to see the same thing.”


By: Pascal Nii-Gogo Amoah

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