Maart has been a regular presence in the Bafana over the last few seasons, but he last featured in the 2-1 defeat to Morocco, which was a match where he made a costly error in the lead-up to the match-defining goal.

When Broos was asked about Maart’s latest absence from the team, he stated that it was due to “performances”.

“Do you think it’s enough when he scored a brilliant goal,” Broos said, as quoted by iDiski Times. “Everyone was saying that Maart was not playing well with Chiefs, I’m not saying it, I read it – I read it in the papers.

“He was not playing well and then suddenly he [scores] a fantastic goal and then you will say, ‘ah, you see a fantastic goal’.

“He’s again [on form], why? Because he scored that goal? No, it’s not like that and when you select like that, then every time you will have 25 new players because there’s always [players] who are playing in that moment well.”

“It doesn’t work like that, so Maart is someone we look at every week like we did with the 40 other players, so if Maart is again on the level he was at Sekhukhune [then we’ll consider him].”

Meanwhile, Broos has also explained his thinking about the latest omission of Percy Tau, who has often not been in favour with the Bafana boss.

“I think a player like Percy fits into every plan of every coach. What happened to Percy last year [was unfortunate]. He went from one injury to another,” Broos explained on SABC Sport.

“He didn’t play because of injuries against Ethiopia and France. He was injured, and now at the end of the season in June, he got injured again.

“I don’t think it’s a good plan to take Percy because he’s not 100%. Why call him? He has to be one of the most important players in our team. He’s not 100% now. He needs minutes.”

The Bafana coach went so far as to suggest Tau should leave Al Ahly if he wasn’t going to get enough game-time there.

“If he doesn’t succeed in getting his position in Al Ahly, he should get a team in January where he can play so we can have a 100% Percy Tau in March,”

Broos’ charges face the Mozambicans at Mbombela Stadium, in Mbombela, Mpumalanga, on Thursday 17 November (kick off is at 8:30pm) and then tackle the Angolans three days later at the same venue on Sunday 20 November 2022.


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