The coach who lead Cameroon to the Africa Cup of Nations title Hugo Broos has indicated his interest in the vacant managerial job of South Africa.
South Africa are Nigeria’s first opponent in the AFCON 2019 qualifiers, while Cameroon where Broos is their manager are Nigeria’s next opponent in the World Cup 2018 qualifiers.
Belgian Broos according to his agent has submitted his application for the job, two weeks after leading a make-shift Indomitable Lions team to their first AFCON glory since 2002.
” I asked him (Broos) if he wants to be a candidate for SAFA because they are looking for a head coach. So this week we have sent his CV to the CEO of SAFA, but until now we didn’t get any answer, which I think is a little (unusual)”, his agent Gino Laureyssen of Liga Star management revealed to Kickoff.
” He’s very interested in working with a young group and I think the South African national team hasn’t done well in recent years, and if you see how he did with Cameroon, with not only stars but players who want to fight and work hard, I think (his interest) is a good sign.
“Look, if he has won the African Cup of Nations and is a hero in that country, I think he’s very smart [to know] that it can only go backwards [from here on out],” he added.
“I mean, he has reached the maximum possible with that team, in that tournament, so I think now the challenge is to look for a new project where he can see what he can do – if he can maybe go to the  World Cup or the next Nations Cup.
“Nothing is decided yet but if he says he wants a new challenge it means a lot and to be honest, personally, the living conditions in South Africa is maybe a little better than in Cameroon.”