Wednesday Jun 15, 2022. 15:00
Following Bafana Bafana head coach Hugo Broos’ comments about the standard of South African football, Mamelodi Sundowns mentor Steve Komphela had his say regarding the controversial sentiments.
Broos became a trending topic on social media earlier this week after he explained why he thinks the South African national team have not been successful.
Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, where he was set to give comments on Bafana Bafana’s 2-1 defeat to Morocco in their opening match of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, Broos slated the level of football in the PSL.
“Now is the time to face the real problem and the real problem of SA is that we don’t have high quality players,” Broos said.
“We don’t have players like this of our last three opponents in Ghana, France and Morocco. If you look at Ghana, 90% of their players are based in Europe.
“When it comes to France, I don’t even have to explain because their players play for big European teams.
“Two Moroccan teams in Wydad and RS Berkane won those competitions and in the Moroccan team there was no player from those teams in the national team except the goal keeper.
“Let’s face it, the problem of SA is that the level of the PSL is not high enough.”
Amid the outrage among fans on social media, where opinions were divided, Komphela took to his Twitter account and suggested that Broos had a ‘condescending’ tone.
“Our nation is addressed with so much carelessness and lack of tact,” Komphela tweeted.
It is disrespectful and to some it sounds like the ‘honest truth’ but others, the tone is just as condescending.”