South Africa coach Broos wants to win the Nations Cup again

Hugo Broos, coach of South Africa, who previously won the Nations Cup with Cameroon in 2017, expressed his desire to claim another title as his team prepares for the upcoming continental tournament.

Ahram Online , Monday 8 Jan 2024,
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Hugo Broos
File Photo: South Africa s national football coach Hugo Broos. Photo courtesy of CAF.

 

South Africa has been placed in Group E alongside Mali, Namibia, and Tunisia.

"The experience of winning a major tournament in Africa is still special to me. It's a different mindset that I had to learn and understand," Broos told SAFA media.

"Winning the Afcon five or six years ago was a fantastic experience. If you ask me if I want to do it again, for sure I want to, but I'm also looking forward to the games, the tournament atmosphere as a whole."

Under Broos' guidance since May 2021, the South African team has shown significant improvement compared to their failure to qualify for the 2021 Nations Cup.

The coach believes that his side possesses the necessary quality to win the competition.

In the Nations Cup qualifiers last June, Broos' men delivered strong performances, defeating World Cup fourth-placed Morocco 2-1 and holding Ivory Coast to a 1-1 draw in a friendly.

"It's inspiring to witness everyone's determination to showcase their abilities and their motivation for such a demanding tournament," Broos continued.

"Being mentally prepared is crucial, but it's also about the quality we possess. We'll see that our current level of quality matches the highest standards in Africa," he concluded. 

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Cameroon
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Burkina Faso
1 1 1 4
Cape Verde
1 1 1 4
Ethiopia
0 1 2 1
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Senegal
1 2 0 5
Guinea
1 1 1 4
Malawi
1 1 1 4
Zimbabwe
1 0 2 3
Group C W D L P
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2 1 0 7
Gabon
1 2 0 5
Comoros
1 0 2 3
Ghana
0 1 2 1
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Nigeria
3 0 0 9
Egypt
2 0 1 6
Sudan
0 1 2 1
Guinea Bissau
0 1 2 1
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Cote d Ivoire
2 1 0 7
Equatorial Guinea
2 0 1 6
Sierra Leone
0 2 1 2
Algeria
0 1 2 1
Group F W D L P
Mali
2 1 0 7
Gambia
2 1 0 7
Tunisia
1 0 2 3
Mauritania
0 0 3 0