South Africa coach Broos prevented from watching Pirates-Sundowns match

Published on: 28 September 2021

Hugo Broos, the head coach of South Africa, has stated that he was denied entry to the Orlando Stadium to attend the Premiership match between Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns.

The Buccaneers hosted Masandawana on Saturday, and the visitors won 2-0.

Broos stated on national television on Monday morning, while presenting the Bafana Bafana 23-man team for the Ethiopia matches, that he was "very upset" since he was unable to see the Pirates-Sundowns game live.

"I missed two weeks, three weeks (of matches), and I did not see any games, but Helman Mkhalele was here, and he saw the games, and he reported back to me," Broos said on SABC Sport.

"On Friday I was again at the game of Swallows (v Cape Town City) and then again on Saturday (I watched) SuperSport United (v Maritzburg United) and I have to mention, and I am really upset that we would have liked to see the game between Orlando Pirates and Sundowns, but they did not allow us to go into the stadium,"

"We could not enter at three o'clock, and we had an accreditation of the league, and they said 'no, this is not enough, and if I let you in, I will lose my job," he added.

"I don't understand it, we are coaches of the national team, and there is a team that doesn’t allow us in the stadium,"

"And then the most surprising thing is that the chairman (Irvin Khoza) of that team (Pirates) is the vice president of the South African Football Association; I did not believe it," he ended.