2026 World Cup Qualifiers: South Africa coach Broos names squad to face Nigeria

2026 World Cup Qualifiers: South Africa coach Broos names squad to face Nigeria

The Head coach of South Africa’s Bafana Bafana, Hugo Broos, has introduced a 36-man preliminary squad for the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers towards Nigeria and Zimbabwe in June.

The Belgian tactician, who guided South Africa to the semi-finals of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Ivory Coast has known as up acquainted names corresponding to workforce captain Ronwen Williams, Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Teboho Mokoena, and Al Ahly ahead Percy Tau.

Additionally included within the workforce are skilled gamers Themba Zwane, Aubrey Modiba, and Mothobi Mvala, alongside Proof Makgopa of Orlando Pirates and England-based Burnley ahead Lyle Foster.

The rivalry between Bafana Bafana and the Tremendous Eagles shall be reignited on the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo on June 7, adopted by a conflict with Zimbabwe’s Warriors in Bloemfontein on June 11.

The ultimate 23-member squad shall be introduced within the coming days.
This match marks Bafana Bafana’s return to Bloemfontein for the primary time because the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the place they final performed and secured a memorable 2-1 victory towards France.

Broos is keen to see his squad carry out towards robust opponents as South Africa at present sits second in Group C of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers with three factors from two matches, whereas Nigeria is third with two factors from two attracts.

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