Grant Kekana urges continuation of Hugo Broos as Bafana Bafana coach

South African defender Grant Kekana expressed his desire for coach Hugo Broos to extend his tenure and guide Bafana Bafana through the qualification process for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

Broos, 71, led the team to the semifinals of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) and has conveyed his interest in continuing with the job, although retirement rumors circulate after the tournament concludes with the third and fourth playoff against DR Congo.

Grant Kekana

Grant Kekana

Grant Kekana speaks

Kekana, appreciating the opportunities given by Broos, spoke about the collective goal of reaching the World Cup under the coach’s guidance.

The defender acknowledged that Broos still has unfinished business, and the team aims to achieve World Cup qualification with him.

“We started this journey with him, and we would like to finish it with him,” stated Kekana.

Despite facing doubts from the South African public, Bafana Bafana aimed to showcase their capabilities in the Afcon tournament.

Grant Kekana noted the importance of self-belief, stating, “We wanted to prove to ourselves how good we are. It would have been better if we got the support we needed.”

Reflecting on their efforts in the tournament, Kekana spoke aboutt the pride the team takes in their performance, even though they fell short in the penalty shootout against Nigeria.

The defender commended the team’s resilience and unity, stating, “We can be proud of our efforts because going into the tournament, not a lot of people believed in us, but we believed in each other.”

As Bafana Bafana prepares for the third and fourth playoff against DR Congo, Kekana and his teammates remain hopeful about the future and the prospect of securing a spot in the 2026 FIFA World Cup under the guidance of Coach Broos.

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