Bafana Bafana star Percy Tau has been named in a 40-man preliminary U23 South Africa squad for the upcoming Olympics in Tokyo later this year.
The global showpiece is set to take place in the capital of Japan starting on Friday, 23 July and ends on Sunday, 8 August.
SA U23 head coach David Notoane announced the preliminary squad at SAFA House in Johannesburg on Thursday.
Tau, 26-years-old, is one of seven over the age of 23 players selected in the 40-man squad.
Notoane will only be allowed to take three players older than 23 to Japan in his final squad.
The coach is expected to trim his squad to 23 players during national camp in June.
40-MAN PRELIMINARY SA U23 SQUAD
Mondli Mpoto (Bloemfontein Celtic FC), Sifiso Mlungwana (Golden Arrows FC)
Reeve Frosler (Kaizer Chiefs FC), Luke Fleurs (SuperSport United FC), Repo Tercious Malepe (Minaj FC,Ukraine), Katlego Mohamme (University of Pretoria FC), Thabiso James Monyane (Orlando Pirates FC), Thendo Mukumela (Cape Town Spurs FC), Sifiso Ngobeni (Bloemfontein Celtic FC), Bongani Sam (Orlando Pirates FC)
Athenkosi Dlala (University of Pretoria FC), Luke Le Roux (Varbergs BoIS, Sweden), Kganya Leshabela (Leicester City, England), Kobamelo Kodisang (Sporting Braga B, Portugal), Gift Links (Aarhus, Denmark), Kamohelo Mahlatsi (Moroka Swallows FC), Keletso Makgalwa (Mamelodi Sundowns, FC), Grant Margeman (Mamelodi Sundowns FC), Kgaugelo Chauke(Southampton, England), Sipho Mbule (Supersport United FC), Happy Mashiane (Kaizer Chiefs FC), Teboho Mokoena (Supersport United FC), Nkosiphilile Ngcobo (Kaizer Chiefs FC)
Goodman Mosele (Baroka FC), Kgaogelo Sekota (Moroka Swallows FC), Sithole Sphephelo (Belenenses, Portugal), Ashley Du Preez (Stellenbosch FC), Lyle Foster (Vitoria Guimaraes II, Portugal), Zakhele Lepasa (Orlando Pirates FC), Fagrie Lakay (Cape Town City FC), Evidence Makgopa (Baroka FC), Luther Singh (Pacos de Ferreira, Portugal, loan), Siyabonga Ligendza (Cardiff City U18, England)
SENIOR PLAYERS - OVER 23
Percy Tau (Brighton & Hove Albion, England), Themba Zwane (Mamelodi Sundowns FC), Mosa Lebusa (Mamelodi Sundowns FC), Mothobi Mvala (Mamelodi Sundowns FC), Thapelo Morena (Mamelodi Sundowns FC), Ronwen Williams (Supersport United FC), Ricardo Goss (Mamelodi Sundowns FC)