DERRY CITY: Owen Da Gama to manage at Rio Olympics

Owen Da Gama will manage South Africa at Rio 2016.
Owen Da Gama will manage South Africa at Rio 2016.

Former Derry City striker Owen Da Gama will be managing South Africa’s mens team, at this month’s Olympics.

Da Gama, who is the current South African U23 manager, will watch his side kick-off their Rio 2016 campaign tonight (KO 8pm) against the host Brazil, who have Barcelona’s star-man Neymar in their squad.

South Africa are in Group A, where they will face Denmark on Sunday, before taking on Iraq next Wednesday in their final group game.

All matches will be featured on BBC TV via the red button.