Bafana Bafana coach laments difficult FIFA World Cup qualification process

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Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has lamented the difficult qualification process to the FIFA World Cup for African nations and also the number of slots the African countries fight for to compete at the four-yearly event.

This comes ahead of this week’s crucial back-to-back 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Zimbabwe and Ghana. A total of forty African countries compete for five slots to the World Cup available for the African continent.

After the group stages which comprise ten groups of four teams each, African nations that win their groups will still have to compete for the five slots to the soccer showpiece whereas in other continents group winners automatically qualify.

Broos, says it’s unfair that they will still have two more matches in the final round of qualifying to play if they finish top of the group.

Meanwhile, Broos has called up two replacements for the injured Sifiso Hlanthi and Yusuf Maart. Amazulu’s Tercius Malepe has joined the Bafana camp as a replacement for Hlanthi while Supersport United youngster, Jesse Don has replaced Maart.

Another player who has reported for camp is Kaizer Chiefs two goal hero against Orlando Pirates at the weekend, Keegan Dolly. Dolly says he’s happy to be in camp and will help the team do well in their upcoming games any way he can.

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