South Africa denies reports of Broos departing for Tunisia

The South African Football Association (Safa) is adamant Bafana Bafana coach, Hugo Broos, is going nowhere despite a report in the Tunisian media yesterday that the Belgian is set to dump South Africa, reports

The Bafana Bafana are preparing for a crunch 2026 World Cup qualifier against Nigeria in June.

A report on the website of Tunisia’s Mosaïque FM said Broos is exploring how to get out of his contract with SAFA and join Tunisia “directly”.

The coach, who steered Bafana to their best Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finish in 24 years with the bronze medal last month, is in Algiers where the South Africans meet Algeria in their FIFA Series friendly match at Stade Nelson Mandela today (11pm).

Broos was asked in a digital press conference with South African journalists on Tuesday — before Bafana’s first match in Algeria, Thursday’s 1-1 draw against Andorra in Annaba — about constant links to jobs with other teams, specifically the technical director role at Club Brugge.

“There is nothing,” the 71-year-old said then. “I said already after AFCON that if you do well with a team automatically there is interest in you as a coach.

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