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I’m In Rio To Do A Job: Afrika

Everyone is here with one aim and that is to make their country proud, says South Africa rugby sevens halfback Cecil Afrika. Speaking to SUNsports at the Olympic Games Village
03 Aug 2016 11:13
I’m In Rio To Do A Job: Afrika
From (left to right) Cecil Afrika, Justin Geduld and Juan Leoa at the Games Village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, yesterday. Photo: Anasilini Ratuva.

Everyone is here with one aim and that is to make their country proud, says South Africa rugby sevens halfback Cecil Afrika.

Speaking to SUNsports at the Olympic Games Village yesterday, Afrika was proud to be part of his national team to the Olympics and is aware of the big challenge that is ahead of them.

“It’s a privilege to be here in Rio and to be part of the South African team,” Afrika said.

“The atmosphere here is really good and it will be exciting when we get closer to the opening ceremony. We have top athletes here and everybody has got the same goal in mind and that is to make their country proud.”

South Africa finished in second place during the 2015/16 World Sevens Series standing with 171 points and they lead Pool B at the Olympics where they face Australia, France and Spain.

Afrika said there are few areas they are working on and they should be fine before they play Spain on August 9.

“We have had a few training sessions under good weather conditions but there are other areas we need to work on so we’ve got seven days to polish up on those areas before kick-off. The boys are really excited and we are all looking forward to the tournament,” he added.

When asked about the distractions in Rio, Afrika replied he is not distracted on anything but remain focused on the job.

“I’m here to do a job and I’m looking forward to the tournament.”

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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