Fortune backs SA



August 4, 2016
Fortune backs SA

BRAZILIAN STUNNER: SA legend Quinton Fortune

Bafana Bafana legend Quinton Fortune says all the pressure will be on Brazil in their opening Olympic football match against South Africa tonight (9pm).

Fortune was part of an SA side that stunned A Selecao in the 2000 Sydney Games.

The Capetonian scored the opening the goal in the 3-1 win with a brilliant freekick.

And the former Manchester United and Atletico Madrid midfielder hopes Owen da Gama’s manne can do the same in Brasilia.

Fortune’s heroics came against a side that included Lucio and a Ronaldinho, who would both go on to lift the World Cup two years later.

Fortune says: “Ronaldinho could do whatever he wanted.

“It was just a matter of time before he started doing great things. They had a very good team, I think a lot of people were surprised that we ended up beating them.

“To be honest, we were surprised as well, because it was Brazil! It was good to test ourselves against some of the best in the world.”

But having said all that, Fortune still believes skipper Keagan Dolly and his team will turn up the heat against counterpart Neymar and the hosts.

He adds: “The pressure is on Brazil. You saw the last World Cup, the amount of pressure that was on the national team.

“I would just tell Bafana to enjoy every moment. Of course, they want to get a good result. Win, first of all, but if not, at least get a draw.”

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