Itu Khune is expected to start in goal for South Africa at the Rio Olympics, but Jody February is the keeper who took the country there.
“To be honest with you, I took it as a challenge as it came,” February told Goal.com in Rio.
“Depending on the situation, normally I use such situations to psych myself up because it helps me take my game to another level I guess.
“But I am embracing the situation and I am looking forward to the challenge.”
February is expected to be the main man at Ajax Cape Town in the PSL this season, and is just 20 years old.
“Those (at Ajax) are big shoes to fill my man,” he adds.
“Right now my focus is solely on Rio and I am not thinking about anything outside, but if I am given a chance by the club, I will take it with both hands,” he concluded to Goal.com