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Hugo Broos backs Bafana rookies against Andorra

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Ahead of the 11pm kickoff at the May 19th Stadium in Annaba, Broos is missing a number of aces as his full complement of Bafana players were only set to arrive in the north African country last night after a 30-hour trek.

Iqraam Rayners gets his shot. Picture: supplied

Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has called on his new faces to shine when they tackle Andorra in tomorrow’s inaugural Fifa Series clash in Algeria.

Ahead of the 11pm kickoff at the May 19th Stadium in Annaba, Broos is missing a number of aces as his full complement of Bafana players were only set to arrive in the north African country last night after a 30-hour trek.

Among them is skipper Ronwen Williams and his Mamelodi Sundowns mates, who were key to helping South Africa finish third at Afcon 2023 last month, and will probably only be involved against the hosts on Tuesday.

Opportunity: Oswin Appollis. Picture: Samuel Shivambu, BackpagePix

But with the likes of Cape-born Polokwane City star Oswin Appollis, Stellenbosch hitman Iqraam Rayners and the recalled Khanyisa Mayo of Cape Town City available in attack, Broos is set to give them their opportunity to nail down a place in his future plans.

The Belgian told the media from Annaba on Tuesday: “Andorra is not a top team – far from it.

“But it will be tough. And it gives me the opportunity to give new players chances because we are looking for players ahead of World Cup 2026 qualifiers.

“We have to renew this team. We know the qualities of the players who are here.

“But the level of international games is a step up.

“We will use the next two games to see if they can reach that level. And if not OK, it’s just a friendly.

“It’s up to the players now to show me and that we can count on them.”

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