Absa Premiership

Dolly looks to leave on high

2015-05-13 11:19
Keagan Dolly (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - One could forgive Keagan Dolly for feeling a little conflicted when he takes to the Nelson Mandela Bay turf in Saturday’s Nedbank Cup final.

The Ajax Cape Town winger will be playing his last game for the Urban Warriors before he makes his move to Mamelodi Sundowns – Ajax’s opposition on Saturday.

But the highly rated 22-year-old speedster appears to be in a good frame of mind, and is not thinking further than lifting his first ever major trophy in domestic football.

“I’m obviously excited about joining Sundowns, and now we’re meeting in the final, but I’m still part of Ajax,” Dolly told Sport24 from the side’s Ikamva training complex.

“My heart is still here so I’m going to give my all for the team and if I win a trophy it would be the perfect send-off for me.”

The size of the squad at Sundowns has made it a difficult club to break into, with quality players often getting lost in the wilderness after signing on.

Dolly is hoping to use this weekend as a platform to show his new boss Pitso Mosimane what he is all about.

“It’s important for me to have a good game against them so they can see what I’m capable of,” he said.

“But I think that just them signing me shows that they’re interested in me. Once I get there I’ll start working hard and giving my all to Sundowns.”

It has been a tough few seasons for Ajax, and their youthful squad performed above expectations this season on their way to a fifth place finish.

Still, a cup winner’s medal would be something special.

“For the past three seasons we’ve been struggling, fighting relegation,” said Dolly.

“For most of us it’s the first time playing a final in our professional careers so I think the boys are quite excited and willing to give our all.”

Kick-off on Saturday is at  15:00.


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