Barker: I don't know Broos' credentials

SA National Teams

Former Bafana Bafana head coach Clive Barker is not entirely happy with South African Football Association's decision to appoint Hugo Broos as the national team coach ahead of Benni McCarthy and Pitso Mosimane.

Barker, who is the only Bafana coach to have won the Africa Cup of Nations, says SAFA should have done more to try and bring in a local coach.

"I don't even know his credentials but I know he won something in the African competition, but besides that I'm not quite sure what he's done." Barker tells KickOff.com.

"But you know I've always been a local manager and I will always stay like that. They've proved to be more successful; they've developed players, they've got a South African connection. So I would have gone for a local man, but I have nothing else to but to give him half a chance.

"What SAFA has done...I think they rushed themselves into getting somebody, I know there was a couple of weeks that they might have lost but I can't believe they wouldn't look at Pitso Mosimane/Benni. I really think that those two they have credentials to re - ignite people as players."

Barker also touched on Broos' plans of building a youthful Bafana for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

"The World Cup is not for young man, old man...it's for performing players. Definitely I would have gone the Benni route, Pitso on the other side has done everything, he has gone to Africa and conquer. But that's my view on it. "

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