Abangaphansi kweminyaka engama-23 balungiselela ama-Olimpiki

Menzi Magubane

Ikhefu lamanje le-FIFA ngeke nje libone iBafana Bafana ilwela ithuba layo lokuhlungela i-Africa Cup of Nations ezoba se-Cameroon ngonyaka ozayo, kodwa futhi inika nomqeqeshi wase-Ningizimu Afrika wabangaphansi kweminyaka engama-23 uDavid Notoane ithuba lokuba nabafana bakhe ekhempini.

UNotoane ukhethe abadlali abangu-24 abazinze ekhempini ekhethekile eThekwini ukuzolungiselela ama-Olimpiki ase-Tokyo ngoNtulikazi nangoNcwaba.

“Besingathanda ukuba nabadlali bethu abaphesheya kwezilwandle kodwa lokho kuvinjelwe yimithetho ye-Covid-19,” kusho uNotoane.

“Inhloso yale  khempu ukuhlanganisa iqembu lendawo nokulihlola futhi, ikakhulukazi labo abasha ekuhlelweni. Sifuna nokuhlela abadlala emuva futhi siqiniseke ukuthi uma kufika isikhathi sokukhetha sikulungele.”

Ikhempu izothatha isonto futhi abadlali bazothola ithuba lokugijima emidlalweni yokuzilolonga.

UNotoane ubize abadlali abanesipiliyoni abajwayele ukudlala emaqenjini abo e-DStv Premiership. Kubala uSifiso Mlungwana (i-Golden Arrows), Reeve Frosler (i-Kaizer Chiefs neBafana) noKeanu Cupido (i-Cape Town City).

Kukhona noGoodman Mosele (i-Baroka FC), Kamohelo Abel Mahlatsi (i-Moroka Swallows), Teboho Mokoena (i-Supersport United), Nkosingiphile Ngcobo noHappy Mashiane (bobabili abe-Kaizer Chiefs), Fagrie Lakay (i-Cape Town City), Evidence Makgopa (i-Baroka) nabo babizwa futhi.

UNotoane kulindeleke ukuthi ahlele amanye amakhempu nemidlalo yobungani yokuncintisana ngaphambi kokuba baye e-Japan ngoNhlangulana. Abadlali abazinze phesheya kwezilwandle bazotholakala kwenye inxenye njengoba umqhudelwano wenzeka ngesikhathi sokuphela kwesizini.

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