Twitter Reacts: Does Bafana Bafana Have a Plan?

Hugo Broos, current head coach of South Africa's national football team.

Last night South Africa’s national men’s football team – Bafana Bafana – won its game against Ethiopia, opening the SA side to the possibility of moving forward in qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Now, SA needs to defeat the last seed of Group G Zimbabwe on 11 November, and then take on the Black Stars of Ghana in a bid that just a month ago seemed nearly impossible.

The change? A new head coach in the guise of Belgium-born Hugo Broos who has very quickly gained the respect and admiration of South African soccer fans.

Broos has led SA to the pole position of Group G after 3 wins in a row, with many believing this is the best Bafana Bafana has performed in recent memory – much to the delight of SA fans who have dealt with years of poor performance from the national team.

Needless to say, South African soccer fans are excited – “Bafana Bafana” has been trending across the country’s Twitter since last night, currently the 5th top trend.

Let’s join the conversation:

Fans are trusting the judgement of Broos, and defending him from detractors who are upset that former top players are not being included in the national squad.

Notable accounts are also chiming in, welcoming Bafana’s renewed performance.

Above all, this marks one of the first times in a long while that the national team is being treated with excitement and hope and not derision and ridicule.

By Luis Monzon
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