Sunday World

Blitzboks aim for gold in Tokyo

- By Malibongwe Bhido

Injured Springbok Sevens Rugby player Mfundo Ndhlovu strongly believes his teamates will set the tone for the team to progress to the knockout rounds in their opening match at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

The SA men’s Sevens team is aiming for gold after being drawn in Pool C with Ireland, USA and Kenya.

The Blitzboks face debutants Ireland tomorrow.

Ndhlovu, who missed the trip to Japan because of an ankle injury, said the team intends to improve on its 2016 Rio Olympics achievemen­t when it finished third five years ago.

“I’m sure we would definitell­y improve on our 2016 results. Making it to the final would be a big accomplish­ment for us and winning gold is our main goal without putting pressure on ourselves,” said Ndhlovu.

 ?? /Gallo Images ?? Mfundo Ndhlovu nurses an injury.
/Gallo Images Mfundo Ndhlovu nurses an injury.

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