It’s less than six months to the Tokyo Olympics in Japan later this year and the South African U23 national football team will kick-off their preparation for the tournament with the international calendar in March.
The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) is forging ahead with implementing the recommendations of the Zulman report as they look forward to an early election in March.
Tokyo Olympics organizers sought to reassure Japan’s public that the cost for hosting the Games will not exceed budgeted estimates, amid worries over possible overruns caused partly by late venue switches for the marathon and walking events.
Minister of Sports Nathi Mthethwa’s strong address to the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) annual general meeting on Saturday seems to have done the trick.
South African Football Association President Danny Jordaan says the SA Under-23 team might play against Spain in a friendly match as a preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Japan.