Hero wanted

NEW brooms are reputed to sweep cleaner. We hope this truism holds for Bafana Bafana's not-so-new coach Carlos Alberto Parreira.

NEW brooms are reputed to sweep cleaner. We hope this truism holds for Bafana Bafana's not-so-new coach Carlos Alberto Parreira.

We have been on such a long losing streak that many of us have almost forgotten what a Bafana win feels like.

We cannot imagine things getting any worse than they already are. At 85th we are set to be the lowest-ranked World Cup host nation ever - ranked lower than New Zealand, Uganda, Benin and Mozambique.

There is no doubt that Parreira has an arduous task ahead of him. He should find solace in knowing that after so many losses expectations are not exactly sky high. Many still believe a native South African ought to have been given the job.

It is Parreira's chance to become the hero that our football urgently needs.

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