The South African u23 Men’s National Team (SA Olympic Team) are in Maceio, in the state of Alagoas, Brazil.
The squad landed at Brazil’s biggest city in the early hours of Thursday, 24 March 2016. European-based Lebogang Mothiba, Lebogang Phiri and Kgosietsile Ntlhe joined the team in Sao Paulo and travelled alongside the rest of the squad to Maceio.
Da Gama’s charges will face the Brazilians in an international friendly match on Sunday, 27 March 2016 at Rei Pele Stadium.
The match will kick off at 18h30 local time (SA 00h30).
SA suffered an injury setback with Kaizer Chiefs ‘keeper Luthando Sixhaso out due to a shoulder strain he sustained during training.
He is replaced by Steve Hoffman from Vasco Da Gama. Abbubaker Mobara has been dropped from the squad after failing to report for national duty and has subsequently been replaced by Zitha Macheke of Chippa United.
Lebogang Mothiba, Lebogang Phiri and Kgosietsile Ntlhe who ply their trade in Europe joined the rest of the U23 National Team later.
The international friendly match against the Brazilians is scheduled for Sunday, 27 March 2016 at Rei Pele Stadium.