Rio soccer squad announced

2016-07-20 06:00

ITUMELENG KHUNE, Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper, and defender Erick Mathoho, have been included in the South African u.23 squad for the Rio Olympics.

Owen da Gama’s charges have been paired with Brazil, Denmark and Iraq in Group A of next month’s showpiece.

The squad consists of:

Goalkeepers: Itumeleng Khune, Jody February. Defenders: Kwanda Mngonyama, Rivaldo Coetzee, Abubakar Mobara, Mothobi Mvala, Erick Mathoho, Tebogo Moerane, Tercious Molepe. Midfielders: Gift Motupa, Aubrey Modiba, Deolin Mekoa, Keagan Dolly, Phumlani Ntshangase. Forwards: Tyrone Sandows, Lebo Mothiba, Tashreeq Morris, Menzi Masuku.

Stand-by players in case of injuries: Nkosingiphile Gumede, Andile Fikizolo, Thapelo Morena, Thabiso Kutumela.

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