Cape Town — SA Under-23 coach David Notoane has called up Crystal Palace defender Nikola Tavares to join his squad for the qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games later in March. SA take on Angola over two legs during the Fifa international break with the national Under-23 team having been largely inactive since they competed at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. Tavares‚ who was born in Cape Town but is a Croatia junior international‚ has been captaining the Palace Under-23s this season and is still only 20. If the SA Football Association (Safa) can get Tavares to switch allegiances it would be a major coup for the country‚ and potentially for Bafana Bafana going forward. Other overseas-based players called up are Luther Singh (GD Chaves‚ Portugal)‚ Lyle Foster (Monaco‚ France)‚ Liam Jordan (Koge‚ Denmark)‚ Thabo Cele (Cova Da Piedade‚ Portugal) and Kabelo Seriba (LU/Metta‚ Latvia). Notoane will be spoiled for choice as among his attacking players are the likes of Singh‚ Foster ...

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