Usizi ezikaNotoane zihluleka ukungena kuma-Olympics  

Lubhalwe nguMichael Madyira

Isizukulwane esithembisayo sabadlali bakuleli sibukele iphupho labo le midlalo yama-Olympics ka-2024 lishabalala ngemuva kokuhluleka ukungena kowamanqamu we-Africa Cup of Nations ka-Under 23.

Iqembu lakuleli lika-Under 23 lihlulekile ukungena emqhudelwaneni osetshenziswa ukuhlungela amaqembu azongena kuma-Olympics ngoLwesibili. 

Kube isiphetho esibuhlungu eqenjini lomqeqeshi uDavid Notoane futhi kufaka nomthetho wamagoli asekuhambeni.

Lokhu kulandela ukudlala ngokulingana (0-0) e-Congo Brazzaville ngoMsombuluko ngemuva kokudlala ngokulingana (1-1) ne-Central African Republic e-Dobsonville ngoLwesine olwedlule.

Ngemuva kokuthi leli qembu libambe iqhaza ezinhlelweni ezimbili zokugcina zama-Olympics, baqophe umlando kulokhu obese kuqala ukuduma. 

Bekuyiqeqebana labadlali abebethembisa, kodwa amaphupho abo ashabalala ngoMsombuluko futhi lokhu kungase kuphazamise ukwakhiwa kweqembu le Bafana Bafana.

“Besisondelene kakhulu, kuze kube imanje,” kusho uNotoane obehola iqembu lika-Under 23 kuma-Olympics adlule e-Tokyo, e-Japan.

Njengamanje babala ukuhlulwa kwabo yize benabadlali abangompetha kwi-Premier Soccer League abafana nabadlali ababili beKaizer Chiefs uMduduzi Shabalala noSamkelo Zwane kanye nomgadli uBoitumelo Radiopane we-Orlando Pirates.

Umdlali osemusha weSuperSport United, uThapelo Maseko ubeyingxenye yeqembu likaNotoane, uKaputeni uKegan Johannes kanye noKgaogelo Chauke weSouthampton.

Kodwa ithemba alikapheli kumqeqeshi osakholwa ukuthi abadlali bakhe basengaba ukhiye eqenjini leBafana Bafana.

“Bangakuthatha lokhu njengesifundo ohambweni labo abasazoluhamba.” kusho uNotoane.

“Lokhu kusinika nesilinganiso sokulungela kwabo ukuncintisana kuleli zinga nasemidlalweni ezayo neBafana Bafana okuyithuba lokugcina abalitholile.

“Imidlalo asebedlule kuyo njengalo wabo ne-Congo izobaqinisa ukuthi babe esimeni esingcono ngokuzayo kulabo abazogcina sebedlalela iBafana Bafana.”

Ithemba likazwelonke  lokuhlungela iNdebe Yomhlaba (Under 17) ka-2023 ye-FIFA ka-Under 17 ukuthi bafinyelele kowandulela owamanqamu we-Afcon yeqembu ese-Algeria ngenyanga ezayo.

U-Under 17 uzongena uma u-Under-23 wethula eminye imidlalo yama-Olympics esikhathini seminyaka emine ezayo. 

Osesithombeni esingenhla: UThapelo Morena

Umthombo wesithombe: I-SAFA

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