Bafana star Dolly says stay in France with injuries has been positive – .

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Bafana star Dolly says stay in France with injuries has been positive – .


The star striker of the Bafana Bafana and the Kaizer Chiefs Keagan Dolly says that although his time in Europe was hampered by injuries, he came with a wealth of experience during his stay.

The former Ajax Cape Town (now Cape Town Spurs) winger left Mamelodi Sundowns for France in 2017 to join Montpellier on a four-year contract with the Ligue 1 squad.

However, he only managed 56 appearances for the club during that time due to unfortunate injuries that saw him spend most of his spell on the sidelines.

The 28-year-old is now back on the South African shores, signing a lucrative deal with Amakhosi as it became their signature under the sign of the return of Stuart Baxter.

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Dolly, who has lost weight, has returned to scoring and assisting goals, but this time in the colors of the Chiefs, with her last brace against rivals Orlando Pirates.

Bafana boss Hugo Bross couldn’t ignore his form, and Dolly has since been called back to the senior national camp for the crucial 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Zimbabwe and Ghana.

” It feels good. I’m having fun, ”Dolly told reporters of playing football regularly.

“Obviously the last few years in France have been a bit difficult for me in terms of injuries and not being able to play as much as I would like, but that’s part of football.

“It was my journey that I had to go through and I learned from it. I grew up as a person and as a player, and I’m more experienced.

“I think I’m more decisive when I play, and it feels good to play week after week and to be able to help the team win games, to be decisive (on the pitch) with my last pass and to score again goals. I’m glad to be back home. “

While injury setbacks were a hard pill, they also came with valuable lessons.

“I think I’ve learned to deal with different situations, especially when things don’t go as planned with injuries.

“I know how to come back from these kinds of situations. It helped me a lot.

“In my game in general, I played in different positions in France, and it helped me with my defensive play, my decision making, and you can see with Kaizer Chiefs that I am more decisive, and I try just help the team where I can. “

Dolly added, “It’s a long process; you can’t say that I found my rhythm just after a few games even though I am scoring goals.

“For me personally, there are still things I need to improve. So far, all is well. I score goals and have regained my confidence. “

Thursday November 11 (9:00 p.m.), South Africa welcomes the Warriors before boarding a plane to face the Black Stars three days later, Sunday November 14 (9:00 p.m.).

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