Register Login Live

Bafana

13 Bafana Stars In Jeopardy Of Losing Out Under Broos?

With new Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos hinting at an overhaul of the current national team setup, particularly with players over 30, we take a look at 13 stars whose national team careers could be at risk under the Belgian.

Read: Celtic’s Financial Woes Compounded By Latest Scandal

The Belgian's first words as Bafana coach on Wednesday sent out a clear signal of intent regarding his plans for the national team – which cast some doubt over the futures of players over the age of 30. 

“My main focus will be to weave in new players who have hunger and desire to achieve things. Young players are ambitious and want to prove a point. I need to start from there because I want to build a strong Bafana Bafana side for the future,” the 65-year-old told the media at his unveiling.  

“I was a little bit surprised when I saw the selections of the last games that there were so many players of the age of 30 and more. I think we have to rebuild the team and build a younger team. I can give you the example of Cameroon. I did the same there, I worked with young players. Young players are motivated and hungry. 

“I myself was a player, when you reach 30 you know motivation is less. After South Africa did not qualify for AFCON next year, this is the moment to rebuild the team,” he added.

The new coach's words could be unsettling for no less than 13 Bafana Bafana stars who have passed the 30 age mark. The likes of Itumeleng Khune, Bradley Grobler, Thulani Serero and even captain Thulani Hlatshwayo could be among those whose national team careers are in doubt.

Read: Cup Final Looming, TTM Confirm Lebese Blow

Broos is expected to land in the country next week, where he is expected to get the ball rolling for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, which have been postponed from June to September, giving the former Cameroon coach ample time to assemble his preferred squad.

Click through the gallery to see the 13 Bafana players over the age of 30.

Another Exit At Cape Town City

Ex-Chiefs Striker Calls For Patience With Hunt

Breaking: CAF Makes Big Decision

93 comments

Top 5

Baxter Returns, Chiefs Confirm Contract Length

290 Jun 09, 2021 12:30 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Players Who Lied About Their Age

22 Jun 04, 2021 07:26 PM in World News

Zwane Provides Update On Downs Contract Talks

91 Jun 09, 2021 08:48 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The 10 Highest-Paid Players Over Past Year, African Superstar Features

Jun 02, 2021 09:31 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Agent Provides Crucial Update On Jele’s Pirates Future

45 Jun 09, 2021 11:06 AM in Orlando Pirates

Brighton Make Tau U-Turn, R66 Million Move Loading?

29 Jun 09, 2021 05:11 PM in Players Abroad

Grobler Update! Bad News For Chiefs?

49 Jun 09, 2021 10:04 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Latest: Billiat, Zuma In Chiefs' Black Label Line-Up

142 Jun 10, 2021 04:52 PM in Carling Black Label Cup

Ronaldo Offered To Three Clubs?

3 Jun 10, 2021 09:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Transfer Talk: Barca Put 7 Players Up For Sale

1 Jun 09, 2021 09:35 AM in LaLiga

Grobler Update! Bad News For Chiefs?

49 Jun 09, 2021 10:04 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

19 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Maluleka Addresses Downs Exit Talks

131 Jun 09, 2021 11:46 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Lekgwathi On Tyson: People Will Expect Miracles

10 Jun 09, 2021 02:35 PM in Orlando Pirates