Olympics Football: Kaizer Chiefs' Ngcobo starts for South Africa vs France, Kodisang & Mohamme in

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  1. Ronwen Williams, Bafana Bafana, October 2020
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    GOALKEEPER - Ronwen Williams

    The experienced shot-stopper was one of South Africa's standout performers in the team's narrow 1-0 loss to tournament hosts Japan in their opening Group A game on Thursday.
  2. Katlego Mohamme, University of Pretoria, May 2021
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    LEFT-BACK - Katlego Mohamme

    The Pretoria University defender has been given the nod ahead of Sibusiso Mabiliso, who started against Japan. 
  3. Luke Fleurs, South Africa U23, July 2021
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    CENTRE-BACK - Luke Fleurs

    The 21-year-old did a good job against Japan's centre-forward Daichi Hayashi while operating at the heart of South Africa's three-man central defence. 
  4. Tercious Malepe, South Africa U23, July 2021
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    CENTRE-BACK - Tercious Malepe

    The Orlando Pirates academy product was arguably South Africa's best player against Japan and he will be determined to lead his troops to a win over France.
  5. Reeve Frosler, South Africa U23, July 2021
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    RIGHT-BACK - Reeve Frosler

    The Kaizer Chiefs full-back is likely to be up against the experienced Florian Thauvin, who is one of the over-age players in the France squad. 
  6. Sbusiso Mabiliso of South Africa vs Japan, Olympics
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    ATTACKING MIDFIELDER - Thabo Cele

    The Portugal-based midfielder is back in the starting line-up looking for an improved game.
  7. Nkosingiphle Ngcobo South Africa U20
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    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Nkosingiphile Ngcobo

    The left-footed midfielder has been preferred ahead of Goodman Mosele, with the former having been introduced in stoppage time against Japan.
  8. Teboho Mokoena, South Africa U23, July 2021
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    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Teboho Mokoena

    The experienced midfielder is one of South Africa's key players and his performance could be crucial to the team's hopes against a much-fancied France side.
  9. Kobamelo Kodisang of South Africa U20
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    ATTACKING MIDFIELDER - Kobamelo Kodisang

    The Portugal-based playmaker caught the eye with his passing ability and sharp movement after coming on as a substitute against Japan and has been handed a starting berth.
  10. Luther Singh, South Africa U23, July 2021
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    CENTRE FORWARD - Luther Singh

    The gifted forward will be eager to impress by finding the back of the net when he faces the Young Blues, having had a quiet match against Japan. 
  11. Evidence Makgopa, Bafana Bafana, June 2021
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    CENTRE FORWARD - Evidence Makgopa

    The lanky marksman will be hoping for better service from teammates having cut a frustrated figure against Japan due to a lack of support.