South Africa earned their spot on the event by ending third within the 2019 Beneath-23 Afcon, courtesy of a penalty shoot-out win over Ghana
South Africa Beneath-23 coach David Notoane has included some star names within the provisional Tokyo Olympic Video games squad and is optimistic about their possibilities of silverware.
The Olympics, which have been postponed from final 12 months as a result of Covid-19 pandemic, are scheduled to begin on July 23 this 12 months.
The ultimate Olympic Video games squad is to include 18 gamers: 15 of them should be 23 years previous and beneath, whereas three of them are allowed to be 24 or older.
In his provisional squad of 40, Notoane has included Bafana Bafana, Brighton and ex-Mamelodi Sundowns ahead Percy Tau, nationwide staff and SuperSport United goalkeeper Ronwen Williams, in addition to 5 gamers from Sundowns: Themba Zwane, Ricardo Goss‚ Mosa Lebusa‚ Mothobi Mvala and Thapelo Morena.
By the way, Notoane juggles his job as nationwide Beneath-23 coach with being a member of the Sundowns technical staff.
Talking on his selection of overage gamers, Notoane emphasised the necessity for not solely high quality and expertise, however persona and character.
“We’re going to a worldwide showpiece. We’re going to come up towards one of the best of one of the best on the market. So we additionally must make accessible one of the best abilities‚” he was quoted saying by Times Live.
“I point out that as a result of it turns into necessary for me to strengthen the staff in sure key areas. And likewise bringing personalities that may assist advance our trigger.
“As a result of we’re going to the Olympics to not add numbers‚ we’re going to come again with a medal. We’re going to the Olympics to enhance on South Africa groups’ performances typically.”
The complete record of members on the Video games are hosts Japan, Brazil, Argentina, South Korea, Mexico, Germany, Honduras, Spain, Egypt, New Zealand, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Australia, Romania, France and Saudi Arabia.
Provisional SA squad:
Goalkeepers: Mondli Mpoto (Bloemfontein Celtic)‚ Sifiso Mlungwana (Golden Arrows)
Defenders: Reeve Frosler (Kaizer Chiefs)‚ Luke Fleurs (SuperSport United)‚ Repo Tercious Malepe (Minaj FC‚ Ukraine)‚ Katlego Mohamme (College of Pretoria)‚ Thabiso Monyane (Orlando Pirates)‚ Thendo Mukumela (Cape City Spurs)‚ Sifiso Ngobeni (Bloemfontein Celtic)‚ Bongani Sam (Orlando Pirates)
Midfielders: Athenkosi Dlala (College of Pretoria)‚ Luke Le Roux (Varbergs BoIS‚ Sweden)‚ Kganya Leshabela (Leicester Metropolis‚ England)‚ Kobamelo Kodisang (Sporting Braga B‚ Portugal)‚ Present Hyperlinks (Aarhus‚ Denmark)‚ Kamohelo Mahlatsi (Swallows FC)‚ Keletso Makgalwa (Mamelodi Sundowns)‚ Grant Margeman (Mamelodi Sundowns)‚ Kgaugelo Chauke (Southampton‚ England)‚ Sipho Mbule (SuperSport United)‚ Joyful Mashiane (Kaizer Chiefs)‚ Teboho Mokoena (SuperSport United)‚ Nkosingiphile Ngcobo (Kaizer Chiefs)‚ Goodman Mosele (Baroka)‚ Kgaogelo Sekota (Swallows FC)‚ Sithole Sphephelo (Belenenses‚ Portugal)‚ Ashley Du Preez (Stellenbosch)
Strikers: Lyle Foster (Vitoria Guimaraes II‚ Portugal)‚ Zakhele Lepasa (Orlando Pirates)‚ Fagrie Lakay (Cape City Metropolis)‚ Proof Makgopa (Baroka)‚ Luther Singh (Pacos de Ferreira‚ Portugal‚ mortgage), Siyabonga Ligendza (Cardiff Metropolis U18‚ England)
Over 23’s: Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United)‚ Ricardo Goss (Mamelodi Sundowns)‚ Percy Tau (Brighton & Hove Albion‚ England) Themba Zwane (Mamelodi Sundowns)‚ Mosa Lebusa (Mamelodi Sundowns)‚ Mothobi Mvala (Mamelodi Sundowns)‚ Thapelo Morena (Mamelodi Sundowns).