The Bafana Bafana international, Keagan Dolly would rather stay in Europe than come back and play for the Premier Soccer League again. His future ambitions are far from African football and he sees more opportunities for himself in Europe.
Dolly was inspired by players like Percy Tau from Club Brugge and Bongani Zungu from Amiens FC. However, his future is still a subject of speculation after the coronavirus pandemic. He was also linked with a move to Kaizer Chiefs. Dolly is still determined to stay overseas and believes it will help him grow as a player but things might not go as he planned.
The former Mamelodi Sundowns winger is keen to take his place in the Molefi Ntseki’s squad. Dolly spoke about his motivation, saying that seeing people like Percy Tau and Bongani Zungu is giving him hope and motivation. “Seeing Tau doing well in Champions League and Zungu going against Paris Saint-Germain is moving. Lebo Phiri scoring goals and being captain for Guingamp is also something that motivates me to work harder.” – Said Dolly.
Is Keagan Dolly getting back in PSL?
“I’m always talking about injuries so it sounds like I’m making excuses. The main reason I am still here is the supportive structure behind me which gives me the opportunity to learn and work hard. I don’t think I will be coming home any time soon. It is better for me to stay here and become a better person on and off the field. In South Africa, I will probably play week in and week out which won’t benefit me in any way.”
Dolly wants to become a regular, so he hopes that injuries won’t hamper all the progress he made. All the injuries he picked up and the fact that he didn’t manage his body the way he should have could be a problem. “I want to prove myself and deserve a place in the team. I have learned much and in future, I will know how to deal with travelling.”
“I’m not thinking of retiring right now as I still have a lot of to prove. Especially for the Bafana and here in Europe. I am focused on making progress, getting fully fit and staying injury-free.” – Dolly said for media.
The 27-year-old player joined the Montpellier in January of 2017 after the two-year contract with Masandawana. However, because of the injuries, he was linked with a move back to the PSL as he lacks regular game. Check the PSL results log to freshen up your memory before season continues!