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Gremio Confirm Sandows Olympic Call-Up

Brazilian club, Gremio, have confirmed that midfielder Tyroane Sandows has been called up to the South African U23 squad for the Olympics.

Read: Sandows Lined Up For Olympic Call-Up?

The Siya crew revealed on Wednesday that the 21-year-old was in line for a call-up for the Olympic games in August.

The squad has not yet been announced by the South African Football Association, but Gremio has revealed that the midfielder has been called up to Owen Da Gama's side.

A statement on Gremio's wesbite read, "On Wednesday, the South African Football Association announced the squad for the Selection Sub-23, which will represent the country in the 2016 Olympic Games, to be played in August in Rio de Janeiro."

Sandows, who has been featuring for Gremio's youth side, has expressed his delight with the news.

"I was very happy with the news. It is always important to represent my country, especially in an Olympic tournament, which brings together different nations," Sandows told the club's official website. 

"The work at Grêmio had a direct influence in this call-up because it is a big club and well regarded abroad. I am happy for this moment and I will do my best in the Rio games."


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