South Africa target first Rio Olympics victory

South Africa target first Rio Olympics victory
Keagan Dolly (R) of South Africa in action against Zeca (L) of Brazil during the men's first round match between Brazil and South Africa for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Soccer tournament at Mane Garrincha stadium in Brasilia, Brazil, 04 August 2016. EPA/FERNANDO BIZERRA JR.

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Sunday Aug 07, 2016. 12:06

South Africa will be eyeing a win over Denmark in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Group A encounter at the Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha in Brasília on Sunday night.

kick-off is at 00h00.

Owen Da Gama's side produced a spirited performance as they played to a goalless stalemate with Brazil in their opening group game on Thursday.

The other Group A game ended in a goalless draw which means all four teams in the group are currently on one point each.

South Africa captain Keagan Dolly and goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune are two important members of the team, and they are capable of inspiring the team to victory on Sunday.

A victory for the Africans on Sunday will see them stay in contention to advance to the knockout stages of the prestigious tournament.

However, they will be without Mothobi Mvala - the central midfielder is set to serve his suspension against Denmark after receiving a red-cardon Thursday.

Meanwhile, Denmark are targeting their first Group A victory on Sunday night which would edge them closer to advancing to the next stage.

Just like South Africa, the Danes drew 0-0 in their maiden group encounter at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Thursday night.

Lasse Vibe is the captain of Danish side and the forward will be hoping to lead by example by netting his side's first goal in Brazil.

The man tasked with guiding Denmark is Niels Frederiksen. The tactician is expected to mastermind the team to victory over South Africa.

Japanese referee Ryuji Sato is set to officiate the Group A clash between South Africa and Denmark on Sunday.

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