Loga Admits Bafana Threat Ahead Of WC Qualifying Rounds

Warriors coach, Zdravko Logarusic, says the recent changes in the Bafana Bafana coaching structures could make them the biggest threat in their 2022 World Cup qualifying group.

The warriors will take on South Africa, Ghana and Ethiopia in their group with top place earning them a slot in the final qualifying phase for a place in Qatar, next year.

The late Reinhard Fabisch and his Dream Team reached this final phase, of the ‘94 World Cup qualifiers, after topping their group, which featured the Pharaohs of Egypt.

However, the Dream Team finally came short in the three-team battle for a place at the World Cup finals in the United States, after being edged by the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon.

Loga wants to take his men on a similar adventure with a fairytale ending in which they will book their place at the 2022 World Cup finals.

Many analysts believe Ghana’s Black Stars are the group favourites but Loga, who has worked in the West African country before, feels Bafana Bafana could even pose a bigger threat.

The coach said the changes, which saw Hugo Broos being named the new South African head coach, could galvanise Bafana Bafana.

“I think it is South Africa, whom we need to follow closely, they have brought in a new coach and who knows? the new coach might bring with him, new players, and a new style of play although we have been following their previous games, under a different coach, the coming of a new coach means all that information we had about them will have to be put aside,” said Loga.

Meanwhile Loga hopes that tomorrow match of South Africa and Uganda will play a big role for him to access the changes that were brought by the South African new coach.

“They play Uganda tomorrow (today) so we have to, by all means, watch that game, we will try to follow all the games, as much as we can, with the help of the two match analysts that we have with us.’’ he added.

The Warriors will play South Africa at home, in their first World Cup qualifier group game, in the second round of the qualifiers, in September.

They will then travel to Ethiopia before engaging Ghana in back-to-back encounters later in the year.

Loga returned to Zimbabwe last week, after an extended stay in his home country Croatia, to start monitoring the activities of the events in the local Premiership.

 


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