SA under-23 Olympic soccer team suffers a huge blow after the withdrawal of five players
The South Africa under-23 Olympic soccer team has suffered a huge blow with the withdrawal of five players due to various medical reasons.
The players released from the camp are: Lyle Foster‚ Fagrie Lakay‚ Abbubaker Mobara‚ Sipho Mbule and Keletso Makgalwa (a standby player).
The changes in the camp come a week after the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) announced the final under-23 men’s Olympic squad for the rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games to take place between July 22 and August 8.
The South Africans are in Group A together with hosts Japan‚ the team they play on July 22 at the Tokyo Stadium‚ and France‚ the side they meet at Saitama Stadium on July 25.
The under-23s will then round off their group stage matches against Mexico at the Sapporo Dome on July 28.
Coach David Notoane will announce replacements soon.