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Highlights: Lacklustre South Africa lose Olympic opener against Japan

Highlights: Lacklustre South Africa lose Olympic opener against Japan
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South Africa opened their Olympic games with a 1-0 loss against the host nation Japan on Thursday afternoon. Catch up with the highlights here as a young Real Madrid starlet stole the show.

The young South Africans may have shown some defensive resilience in their opener but received a lot of criticism for their negative and defensive approach.

David Notoane’s side manage to stay level until a moment of magic from young Real Madrid star Takefusa Kubo changed the outcome.

View the highlights here: