Bafana Bafana Midfielder Teboho Mokoena Praises Coach Hugo Broos as the Best in 24 Years After AFCON Semifinal Feat

Bafana Bafana Midfielder Teboho Mokoena Praises Coach Hugo Broos as the Best in 24 Years After AFCON Semifinal Feat

Praise for Coach Broos: A Historic Achievement in Ivory Coast

South African midfielder Teboho Mokoena commends Coach Hugo Broos as the best in 24 years, following Bafana Bafana’s impressive journey to the AFCON semi-final in Ivory Coast.

The achievement marks the first time in 24 years that South Africa has reached the AFCON semi-final, with the last occurrence in 2000.

Broos’ Success: A Second Medal and High Praise

Hugo Broos, the Belgian mentor, secured his second AFCON medal, adding to his triumph in 2017 with Cameroon.

Mokoena expresses congratulations to Broos, hailing him as the best coach the team has had in 24 years.

The praise comes after Bafana’s exit from the tournament in a penalty shootout against the Super Eagles.

Mokoena’s FIFA World Cup Aspirations: A New Target Set

Teboho Mokoena, the Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder, sets his sights on the FIFA World Cup after the historic AFCON run.

The ambitious 27-year-old emphasizes the importance of qualifying for AFCON and aiming for the next FIFA World Cup.

His personal record in tournaments showcases a consistent presence in the final four, from Under 20 to Bafana Bafana.

Future Focus: Qualification and Facing Nigeria

Looking ahead, Mokoena stresses the need to focus on the future, stating, “We must qualify first for AFCON, and we must be at the next FIFA World Cup.”

Notably, South Africa is set to face Nigeria in their upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifier in June, with Lesotho, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, and Benin also in their group.

Gratitude and Acknowledgments: A Team Effort

Expressing gratitude, Mokoena acknowledges the hard work of his teammates and the support from fans. He reflects on the team’s achievements and thanks everyone who has supported them.

The midfielder, crowned footballer of the season, looks forward to the future with optimism, especially under the leadership of Coach Broos.

Key Role Ahead: Mokoena’s Contribution to Bafana’s Future

As South Africa gears up for the 2026 World Cup qualifiers, Teboho Mokoena’s role will be pivotal.

With Broos leading the team and a squad hungry for success, the future of Bafana Bafana appears promising. The midfielder’s determination and aspirations set the stage for an exciting journey ahead.

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