Dolly signed for the Chiefs in July after his contract at Montpellier expired and his departure to Ligue 1 coincided with Messi’s arrival at PSG from Barcelona.
The Amakhosi star idolizes the Argentine captain and is nicknamed the “South African Messi”.
“It’s a little different, you know Messi is a special player,” Dolly told Thomas Mlambo on Ultimate sports show according to iDiski Times.
“I’ve always admired a player like that, I’ve always tried to learn from him, and I’m doing my best. “
“Unfortunately when I landed in South Africa he went there, and I think he heard that I left, so he could sign [laughs]. »
Prior to joining the Chiefs, Dolly was linked with a move to Al Ahly to reunite with Pitso Mosimane who trained him at Mamelodi Sundowns.
But the striker chose to move to Naturena where he quickly established himself as Amakhosi’s star player.
He has appeared in eight Premier Soccer League games, scoring three goals and providing as many assists.
His form led him to return to the Bafana Bafana squad for the first time since Hugo Broos was appointed South Africa coach.
On his return from France, Dolly was struggling with fitness issues but he managed to overcome them and his former Cape Town Spurs coach Muhsin Ertugral is not surprised at how the forward has fared. transformed.
“Nothing surprising with Keagan because he just does justice to his talents and the way I’ve always known him,” Ertugral told KickOff.
“People, clubs and coaches need to understand that when a player comes back from Europe it’s a different game here in South Africa, so a player always needs time to adjust. You can see that step by step it comes down to quality and most important expectation.
“He’s now come back to a big club and there’s nothing wrong with that. As you can already see he has adapted to that and for me what also matters is that he plays a major role in the national team.
Dolly is expected to pick up where he left off when the Chiefs return to league business when they host Stellenbosch on Tuesday.