Matthew Booth says decision not to take third over-age player to Rio is perplexing


Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Khune has been picked alongside club teammate Eric Mathoho whilst the final available berth for an over-age player was left vacant by coach Owen da Gama.

"With regards to the over-age players I would love to have seen a full complement of over-age players," the 39-year-old Booth tells

"I would love to have seen a [Thamsanqa] Gabuza or [Tokelo] Rantie up front and perhaps [Andile] Jali in the midfield as well."

Booth went on to admit that he was slightly surprised by the choice of over-age players set for the trip to Rio, in particular the selection of Khune.

"I think the inclusion of Khune was a bit confusing as I thought that in the goalkeeping department we were quite solid but be that as it may I think Khune will offer some valuable experience especially going into the first game."

South Africa have been drawn in Group A and will face host-nation Brazil as well as Iraq and Denmark as they look to do what Booth's Olympic team of 2000 couldn't manage and progress to the knockout stages.