- Two Kaizer Chiefs players will get the chance to showcase their talent during the Tokyo Olympics, according to the club
- Reeve Frosler and Nkosingiphile Ngcobo will be joining the South African U/23 team during the world tournament
- Even though they lost the CAF Champions League final, the players will get the chance for glory once again at the Olympics
At lunchtime on Sunday, Kaizer Chiefs defender Reeve Frosler and midfielder Nkosingiphile Ngcobo left their Amakhosi teammates in Casablanca, Morocco, on their journey to Tokyo.
The duo will fly via Istanbul, Turkey, to join the South African under-23 team, which is already in Japan for the Olympic Games. They should arrive at 7:20pm on Monday evening, Tokyo time, with coach David Notoane and the rest of the group.
Despite the Chiefs' loss to Al Ahly in the CAF Champions League final in Casablanca, Ngcobo remains positive and excited to represent South Africa in the Games, according to the Kaizer Chiefs website.
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"It’s a great opportunity to be going to the Olympics. Playing in the Champions League final was another great experience, which I am grateful and happy for. Now, I am looking for some game time in Tokyo and to improve my own game,” said Ngcobo just before he headed for the airport," said Ngcobo before heading to the airport.
The national U/23 team will begin its campaign against hosts Japan on Thursday, July 22nd, before facing fellow Group A rivals France and Mexico later this month according to KickOff.
Stuart Baxter admitted that bringing Khama Billiat on during the final was a risk
In other soccer news, Briefly News reported that Following Kaizer Chiefs' 3-0 defeat to Al Ahly in the CAF Champions League final on Saturday, head coach Stuart Baxter stated that his choice to bring Khama Billiat in was a gamble.
Baxter reacted to Happy Mashiane's red card on the stroke of half-time at the Mohamed V Stadium by taking Billiat off the bench at the start of the second half. Pitso Mosimane's team, on the other hand, took advantage of the additional man and switched up their playing flair with incredible speed.
"It's a cup final, you can't go in and play 4-4-1 and only defend, so we went with a 4-3-2 and brought in Khama, which was a gamble really, because he's not played for so long," said Baxter, according to News24.
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Source: Briefly News