Notoane names Olympic team re-enforcements

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Coach David Notoane has brought in three players as re-enforcements for the men’s Tokyo Olympic team.

On Sunday, the South African Football Association(Safa) announced that five players have been released from the U23 camp for different “medical“ reasons.

Sipho Mbule, Lyle Foster, Keletso Makgalwa, Abbubakar Mobara and Fagrie Lakay were the five players that had to leave camp and the coach has since brought in three new faces as their replacements.

Cape Town Spurs defender Thendo Mukumela, Kaizer Chiefs defender Reeve Frosler and TS Galaxy defender MacBeth Mahlangu have all been roped in.

Frosler and Ngcobo will only fly to Japan after the Caf Champions League final between Kaizer Chiefs and Al Ahly on Saturday night.

The team has landed in Tokyo and began their preparations for the global showpiece.

South Africa kick-off their tournament against hosts Japan on the 22nd of July before taking on France and Mexico for the remaining two group games.

Full squad

GOALKEEPERS

Mondli Mpoto, Ronwen Williams, Sifiso Mlungwana

DEFENDERS

Tercious Malepe, Luke Fleurs, Thabiso Monyane, Reeve Frosler, Thendo Mukumela, MacBeth Mahlangu, Katlego Mohamme, Sibusiso Mabiliso

MIDFIELDERS

Teboho Mokoena, Thabo Cele, Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, Goodman Mosele, Kamohelo Mahlatsi

FORWARDS

Luther Singh, Evidence Makgopa, Kobamelo Kodisang.

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By FARPost reporter