Former Mamelodi Sundowns defender, Phelelani Mpangase has urged more South African football lovers to support Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos, and explains why.
South Africa were held to a 1-1 draw by Angola on Sunday at Mbombela Stadium, a few days after Broos’ side had beaten Mozambique 2-1 at the same venue.
However, the Belgian has come under pressure and criticism after failing to qualify Bafana Bafana for the underway FIFA World Cup in Qatar, with supporters seemingly giving up on supporting the national team.
Speaking to ThisIsFootball.Africa after the match, Mpangase was complimentary towards Broos and his troops, claiming that they have “dominated” the match.
“The boys had a very good game, they were more dominant, especially in the first half, even though the clear chances were not there, but they dominated in ball possession,” Mpangase told ThisIsFootball. Africa.
“ I think Hugo Broos needs support, he needs those people who love and know football at the same time. You saw it today, Bafana Bafana kept a lot of ball possession in the opposition’s half.
“Broos just needs people who love the game, who will be closer to him, to support him, not to sabotage him, the team is doing well so far.”
The former SuperSport United versatile player has also singled out some players for specific praise, hailing them for their sensational displays against Palancas Negras.
“We were more dangerous with Kgaugelo Sekgota, whenever he gets the ball, it was easy to make them create faults. Themba Zwane also managed to keep a lot of ball possession, so that made us to look perfect,” Mpangase said.
“Teboho Mokoena did very well today, defensively and offensively, he even managed to take some good shoots, unfortunately the goalkeeper was active.”