Dolly is a doubt for Nelspruit



September 2, 2016
Dolly is a doubt for Nelspruit

INJURED: Keagan Dolly

The Mamelodi Sundowns ace was given a rest and is showing signs of improvment.

Bafana Bafana midfielder 
Keagan Dolly is still being 
monitored for his hamstring injury.

The Mamelodi Sundowns ace was given a rest on Tuesday but started jogging on the sidelines by Wednesday, showing signs of improvement.

He was assessed ahead of today’s dead-rubber Afcon 2017 qualifier against Mauritania 
(kickoff 7.05pm).

The South Africans haven’t forgotten how Mauritania derailed their plans in the qualifiers when they sprung a surpise 3-1 victory back in September 2015 – a result that dented Bafana Bafana’s chances of going to Gabon next year.

Defender Ramahlwe Mphahlele was not part of that match but believes it was not a clash South Africa should have lost.

The Kaizer Chiefs new man says: “I watched the match against Mauritania and I feel we did not deserve to lose against them as I believe we are bigger than them.

“Now they are coming into our home, we must win and move on to the next game.

“Even though we know we are not playing to qualify for Afcon, this is good preparation for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

We have the advantage as we are playing in front of our fans and I don’t see anything stopping us from beating them.”

The defender adds that there is also a bigger picture for getting positive results.”

Mauritania have already arrived in Nelspruit and will also conclude their preparations this evening ahead of a match they will be desperate to win with a best third-place qualifier spot up for grabs.

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