Bafana Bafana star midfielder Teboho Mokoena has showered Coach Hugo Broos with accolades, asserting that he is the finest coach the team has seen in the past 24 years. This commendation comes after South Africa’s remarkable journey to the AFCON semi-final in Ivory Coast—a feat not accomplished since the year 2000.
Despite their exit from the tournament following a nerve-wracking penalty shootout against the Super Eagles, Bafana’s performance under Broos has left an indelible mark. The Belgian mentor, who previously clinched the AFCON title with Cameroon in 2017, secured his second medal during this edition of the tournament.
Mokoena, a pivotal player for Mamelodi Sundowns, contributed two goals and an assist during the AFCON. His personal track record in the competition remains unblemished, as he has never exited before reaching the semi-finals. The ambitious midfielder emphasized that he has achieved this feat across various age groups: Under 20, Under 23, and now with Bafana Bafana.
Looking ahead, Mokoena sets his sights on the FIFA World Cup, aiming to represent South Africa on the global stage. The upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers in June will see Bafana face Nigeria, alongside Lesotho, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, and Benin in their group.
Expressing gratitude to teammates and supporters, Mokoena acknowledges the collective effort that propelled the team’s success. As they continue their journey, guided by Broos, the future of Bafana shines brightly