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Buckley: Dolly won't suffer burnout

2016-07-25 10:34

Cape Town - Former Bafana Bafana international Delron Buckley feels that Keagan Dolly is too young to be at risk of being fatigued heading into the Olympics.

Dolly has featured in over 40 games during his first season at Mamelodi Sundowns - playing an integral role for both for the senior national team as well as the U-23 side, who he is expected to lead at the major international sporting event.

Speaking to KickOff, Buckley who was part of Shakes Mashaba's infamous U23 team that beat Brazil 3-1 at the 2000 Olympic games doubts Dolly will buckle under the pressure of his hectic schedule.

"It is his job and I have been there back in the days. I also didn’t have any breaks. I would have to come back to the national team and play pre-season and play again."

"I didn’t have the break. At the end of the day it is your job and you are a professional footballer and that is what professional footballers do. You must be there 24/7. When you get called up to play for the national team you must be there and play.

"He’s a very young player and you don’t get that burnout. If you guide him properly like now I’m sure in Brazil it won’t be intensive training.

"It will be just to maintain the team, getting the right shape on how to play and who to play where to win every game that comes along," concludes the AmaZulu assistant coach.

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