Dolly Gives Fitness Update Ahead Of Chiefs Opener
New Kaizer Chiefs star Keagan Dolly has given an update about his fitness ahead of Amakhosi’s DStv Premiership opener against TS Galaxy.
The Glamour Boys will return to action on Saturday, facing Galaxy who they’ve beaten on the final day of the previous campaign.
Dolly joined the club this window, but coach Stuart Baxter had confirmed that he was overweight and had to work on his match fitness before getting a chance of regular game time.
The player himself has now revealed that he has worked hard on his fitness since arriving at the club.
“Everyone knows I got here a little bit unfit. I haven’t been on the same standard as the rest of the team,” he told the club’s media department.
“They’ve been playing in the CAF Champions League. They’ve been active and for me it was a bit difficult because I was out for three months and now trying to get back.
“But once I got to Kaizer Chiefs, from the first day, from the first training session with the guys, I felt at home. That motivated me to get onto the same page as everyone else as soon as possible.
“I could see how the team is evolving and I wanted to be part of the process. I think missing out on the Carling Cup – and seeing how well the team performed and how the guys played – made me want to join the team.
“I kept on working hard with the fitness trainers, kept on working hard on my own, and I got my opportunity against Sundowns.”
Dolly also previewed his side’s Premiership opener against Galaxy, saying his side stand a good chance of beating them.
“TS Galaxy is a team we know that works hard, that runs a lot. In the PSL there’s no small team or bad team,” he added.
“For us it’s about focusing on ourselves and on what we’re good at. If we just do a little bit more than what we did against Sundowns, we stand a good chance this season.”