Da Gama announces opening match line-up



August 4, 2016
Da Gama announces opening match line-up

BIG TASK: Keagan Dolly

Keagan Dolly will lead the U23 team as captain.

South Africa coach Owen da Gama has announced the starting eleven that will take on Brazil in the opening match of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games tonight (9pm).

Itumeleng Khune will start in goals and Keagan Dolly will captain from the left wing.

Coach Da Gama says: “Football is a team sport and coaches work very hard to produce a final product such as this one.

“But it is now up to the players to re-write the history of South African football at this level, it is also up to the players to write this exciting chapter in the books of their individual lives.

“However, they will only accomplish that if the play as a unit, as one team.”

South Africa: Itumeleng Khune (GK); Deolin Mekoa; Abbubaker Mobara; Eric Mathoho; Rivaldo Coetzee; Mothobi Mvala; Gift Motupa; Keagan Dolly (c); Menzi Masuku; Aubrey Modiba; Lebo Mothiba. Subs: Jody February (GK); Tebogo Moerane; Kwanda Mngonyama; Tercious Malepe; Phumlani Ntshangase; Tyroane Sandows; Tashreeq Morris.

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