In the latest news SAFA has announced their new head coach, Hugo Broos replaces Molefi Ntseki as coach of South Africa and signs a 5 year contract to 2026. The 69 year old was part of the Belgium team that reached the FIFA World Cup semi-finals in 1986 where the reached Cameroon to the African Cup of Nations title in 2017, he has also managed Club Brugge and Anderlecht to Belgian league titles, and was named the country’s Coach of the Year on four separate occasions. He has also coached in Algeria, Greece, Qatar and Turkey, and last worked as technical director of Belgian club KV Oostende.
In latest ESPN news updates the South African Football Association CEO Tebogo Motlanthe stated “We needed someone who is ready, who knows the arena. Because we had to look at the short time of going to the qualifiers, and we needed someone who is ready and knows experience (of running a national team)”.
From 1991 to 1998 he coached Club Brugge, winning the championship twice in 1992 and 1996. He also won the Belgian Cup in 1991, 1995 and 1996. From 2002 until 2005 he coached RSC Anderlecht. He got the team into the Champions League and his team won the 2003–2004 season championship. Season 2004–2005 was a turning point however, and the team were knocked out of the Champions League and the Belgian Cup . After a 0–0 result against AA Gent , Broos was fired for the first time in his career. Later that year in June he became coach for KRC Genk and got back at his former team on 30 September by beating them 4-1. During the 2007–08 season he left KRC Genk.
Broos won the prestigious Belgian Coach of the Year award four times in his career, twice while coaching Club Brugge (1992 and 1996), once with Anderlecht in 2004 , and with KRC Genk in 2007. On 15 December 2008, Broos became coach of the Greek club, Panserraikos, and for the first time in his career, coached outside his home country. Panserraikos had a great campaign in Greek Cup, eliminating Panathinaikos in quarterfinals but lost against AEK Athens in the semis. Later in season Panserraikos couldn’t avoid relegation. Broos left Panserraikos and became new coach of Trabzonspor on 22 June 2009 and was released on 22 November 2009. After that he was head coach of Zulte Waregem for half a season, before becoming assistant coach of Al Jazira Club.
Broos replaces Molefi Ntseki who was fired last month after South Africa failed to reach the next Cup of Nations in Cameroon in January.
Source : Fatima Said