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"Take my life if I fail to perform" - Hugo Broos

Hugo Broos claims that if he fails to lead South Africa to the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast, fans will be able to hang him.

The Bafana Bafana narrowly missed out on the tournament's next edition in Cameroon after losing out to Ghana and Sudan.

After failing to lead the team to the continental final, former coach Molefi Ntseki was fired, placing a lot of pressure on the new Belgian coach.

Broos, who led Cameroon to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations title in Gabon, claims he should be "killed" if the team does not qualify for the 2019 tournament in Ivory Coast.

You should kill me if we aren't qualified for it,” he said, a deadpan smile on his face. “I'm sure this country is hoping for success.”

“When rebuilding, there are still moments of weakness, so it's possible that we won't qualify for the World Cup in 2022,” he said. Having said that, we will do everything possible to get to Qatar.”

South Africa is in Group G, which includes favorites Ghana, Zimbabwe, and Ethiopia, with only the winners advancing to the final round after a double round.

Broos, 69, was a goalkeeper for RSC Anderlecht and Club Brugge, two of Belgium's top teams. During those spells, he made over 500 appearances. In a nearly two-decade playing career, he also won 24 caps for the national team.

In 1988, he traded his boots for a spot in the dugout.

In Belgium, he has coached Brugge, Anderlecht, KRC Genk, and Zulte Waregem.

But it won't be easy. Bafana is in a party with Ghana and Zimbabwe, the 2010 World Cup finalists, who, unlike Bafana, will be going to Cameroon next year. The group will be completed by Ethiopia

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