Why Bafana Bafana coach singled out Orlando Pirates star midfielder for praise

Miguel Timm - Photo- Muzi Ntombela:BackpagePix

Bafana Bafana coach, Hugo Broos today revealed why he singled out Orlando Pirates star midfielder, Miguel Timm for praise in his post-match analysis of the well-deserved 2-1 victory over Mozambique at Mbombela Stadium last night.

Timm, at 30-years old, certainly made the most of his debut for Bafana Bafana in the heart of the midfield, with a sterling performance that did not go unnoticed to the coach who gave him his first cap.

Broos lauded the Durban midfielder for bringing his high level performances for Orlando Pirates to Bafana Bafana.

“I think they are some players that cannot do what they do at club level when they come to the national team. You even see that this is a level higher than the PSL. You need players that can do the same performance at their club and also at this level. But I saw players that can do it. I saw new players. If I can mention one player, I saw Timm. He played a very good game,” said Broos.

The Bafana Bafana coach said Timm’s performance is what separates players from being just playing club football, to those that go a notch higher to represent their country.

“You have seen what he has done at Pirates this season, and you saw what he did here (national team). It means he can play at this level. That is what we need. Players that don’t only perform in the PSL, but also do well on the international stage. I think now I have found my selection, especially when Percy Tau is not there. The future is good,” said Broos. Timm, who only joined the Buccaneers in June, and is already a household name in the black and white half of Soweto, appears to have earned his national team stripes ahead of the second match against Angola on Sunday, again at Mbombela Stadium.

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Miguel Timm in final Bafana squad : Credit Muzi Ntombela BackpagePix
Miguel Timm : Credit Muzi Ntombela BackpagePix