2026 World Cup Qualifier: Bafana Bafana Coach Happy With Strikers Form Ahead Of Eagles Clash


Ahead of the commencement of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, the head coach of the Bafana Bafana of South Africa Hugo Broos has expressed his satisfaction with the form of his strikers.

Broos made the statements during his press conference ahead of the doubleheader-friendly against DR Congo and Namibia.

He further said it would be difficult to make a choice but is happy about the situation.

“You know if you compare that with three years ago, I have many good strikers at the moment,” he told the media.

“You name Lepasa, Foster, Mailula, but okay, it’s a little bit difficult for him now because I look at the squad of Toronto, [Lorenzo] Insigne is there, [Deandre] Kerr is an international player, and then another one I don’t remember his name and an Italian international too.

“So, that’s true; at the moment, we are a little bit in luxury. All those strikers are scoring goals. Forster scores at Burnley, Lepasa, I don’t have to tell you, Mayambela.

“They are scoring, and this is very important for strikers. So, for these games, it’s not a problem because I took these two games, certainly, to see some things.

“But I know that I will have to make choices in the future. You can’t have four center strikers in 23 players, but I prefer such a situation to a situation where you have to look and search to find a very good striker.

“So, I’m very happy with it”, he added.

South Africa is in the same group as Nigeria, Rwanda, Benin, Lesotho, and Zimbabwe, and the qualifier is scheduled to start in November 2023