Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has outlined the progress made by his youthful side after making a positive start to his reign as head coach.
Top of Group G at the halfway stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers with two home games to play against Ethiopia and Zimbabwe. Before a trip to Ghana means Bafana have their fate in their own hands while giving hope to the nation once again.
The experience and astuteness of Broos has been a factor in a refreshingly youthful team.
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"We started here one month ago during the first camp and when you see the steps that we've made it's down to the excellent work by the players," Broos said.
"I can only ask certain things of my players and hand out instructions but in the end, it's the players who go out and perform.
"At first in the game against Zimbabwe we were hesitant and you saw a team that was lacking confidence.
"Then you saw three days later against Ghana a team with improved confidence playing good football and now a few days ago you saw a team that fights.
"So, we've made big steps in a short period of time."
Broos added that although satisfied, he believed more was still to come from his young Bafana team.
"I think the players try to carry out instructions and while they perform it sometimes better than other times, their attempting to do it is the most important.
"When comparing it to the first days a month ago, the behaviour of the players gives me confidence for the future."
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