South Africa’s Men’s Olympic Team have suffered an injury setback ahead of their trip to Maceio, Brazil this evening with Kaizer Chiefs ‘keeper Luthando Sixhaso out due to a shoulder strain he sustained during training.
He will be replaced by Steve Hoffman from Vasco Da Gama.
Abbubaker Mobara has been dropped from the squad after failing to report for national duty and has subsequently been replaced by Zitha Macheke of Chippa United.
Lebogang Mothiba, Lebogang Phiri and Kgosietsile Ntlhe who ply their trade in Europe will join the rest of the Men’s Olympic Team in Brazil tomorrow afternoon.
Da Gama’s charges travel to Maceio, Brazil for an international friendly match against the Brazilians which is scheduled for Sunday, 27 March 2016 at Rei Pele Stadium.
The 22-man squad is scheduled depart from O.R Tambo International Airport at 22h10. They will travel to Sao Paulo overnight and then connect to Maceio City in the state of Alagaos the following day.
The match is scheduled to kick off 18h30 (SA time – 12H30 Sunday morning).