SOUTH AFRICA’s Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos says he’s assured that his costs will have the ability to beat the Warriors house and away within the upcoming 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
The Southern African neighbours have been drawn collectively in Group Ok of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations alongside Morocco and Liberia.
The qualifiers roar to life on 30 May, with the highest two group stage finishers making it to the 24-team event.
Reacting to the draw, Broos dismissed the menace posed by the Warriors, whose participation within the qualifiers hanging within the steadiness as a result of a Fifa ban, and singled out Morocco because the crew to beat within the group.
Broos mentioned Bafana Bafana can be aiming to gather all six factors of their two matches towards the Warriors, after managing 4 factors within the two World Cup qualifying matches between the 2 groups lately.
“We played Zimbabwe for the World Cup qualifiers; we know them very well, and we played them twice. It’s a tough team. If we can beat them twice, it will be good for us,” Broos mentioned.
The Belgian coach mentioned the Atlas Lions, who went so far as the quarterfinals within the 2021 version held in Cameroon, have been the largest menace within the group.
“It’s clear that Morocco is the best team in our group, they were in Afcon in January and were eliminated by Egypt, and it’s a very good team. Maybe Morocco is the best in our group,” mentioned Broos. “They have some players who are playing in Belgium, like [Selim] Amallah, like [Samy] Mmaee, so I know this team very well. I think if we want to be first in the group, we have to beat Morocco.,” he added.
While he believes Liberia are the weakest crew within the group, he warned that underestimating them could possibly be detrimental. He mentioned they might have a look at Liberia’s earlier video games and research them earlier than the qualifiers kick-off.
After lacking out on the ultimate stage of the 2022 Qatar Fifa World Cup qualifiers following a defeat towards Ghana, Broos will likely be hoping to qualify for the following version of the Afcon. The 2023 Afcon event will happen in May and June subsequent yr.