Japan Under-23 team defeated South Africa 4-1 in an international friendly played wednesday afternoon to send signals of what to expect from them when they play Nigeria at the Rio Olympic football event On August 4 in Manaus.
Shoya Nakajima’s brace and goals from Shinya Yajima and Takuma Asano silenced Owen da Gama’s side at the Matsumotodaira Park Stadium.
South Africa began the game brightly and took the lead via Gift Motupa’s penalty in the opening minutes of the game before the Asians clawed back to the massive win.
Japan will be hoping to win an Olympic football medal for the first time since Mexico 1968 when the event starts in July.
The continue their build up with a game against Brazil on July 30 before taking on the Dream Team VI in Manaus.