2026 WCQ: Hugo Broos reveals Bafana Bafana’s goal for blockbuster conflict towards Nigeria in Uyo

2026 WCQ: Hugo Broos reveals Bafana Bafana’s goal for blockbuster conflict towards Nigeria in Uyo

2026 WCQ: Hugo Broos reveals Bafana Bafana's target for blockbuster clash against Nigeria in Uyo 

Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has revealed that the 1996 African champions are focusing on at the very least a draw after they face off with African powerhouse Nigeria in a 2026 World Cup qualifying match on the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo on Friday, June 7. 

Group C of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers was thrown extensive open after South Africa suffered a 2-0 defeat by the hands of underdogs Rwanda on a poor enjoying floor.

Heading into the third spherical of matches, South Africa path group leaders Rwanda by one level and maintain a one-point benefit over the Tremendous Eagles. 

Broos emphasised that South Africa should keep away from any additional slip-ups of their two video games this month to attain their aim of qualifying for the World Cup for the primary time since internet hosting the match in 2010.

Talking to reporters throughout his squad announcement, Broos mentioned: “The one factor I prefer to see is that we have now 4 factors from six and never much less that that. Three is just not sufficient, 4 is nice, six could be unbelievable.

“We will play a attract Nigeria, this isn’t a nasty outcome however we have now to win towards Zimbabwe. You need to win your property video games when you could have qualifiers. For those who win your property video games and you’ll take one other victory away I believe you might be very shut.

“For us, the defeat to Rwanda was not good. I might have been completely happy if we drew to get 4 factors from six. These two factors, we have now to take them some place else. 

“We’re on schedule if we will take it in Nigeria and win towards Zimbabwe. We can not allow ourselves to lose uncommon factors – whenever you lose the sport in Nigeria or do not win towards Zimbabwe.”

South Africa have fond recollections of their final go to to the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, beating the Tremendous Eagles 2-0 because of targets from Tokelo Rantie and Percy Tau.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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