Kaizer Chiefs attacker Keagan Dolly is excited with the inclusion of Amakhosi academy graduates into the first team and is looking forward to leading them on the right path.
The Soweto giants gave their three youngsters a chance to play last week when they beat Golden Arrows away from home. Samkelo Zwane started for the Glamours Boys for the first time after the departure of Njabulo Blom who joined USA outfit St Louis City SC. Meanwhile, Wandile Duba and Mduduzi Shabalala came on as substitutions in the second half. The trio have been promoted to the first team this season after impressive performances in the Kaizer Chiefs DDC team.
Dolly told journalists during the media briefing that the addition of the academy graduates in the first team it’s an indication that the club is moving into the right direction. The 29-year-old added that he’s willing to motivate the youngsters and will lead by example on the pitch.
“I am happy to see the likes of Mduduzi Shabalala and Samkelo Zwane coming in and getting a chance. It shows that we are going forward as a club and there’s a lot of talent here,” says Dolly.
“For me personally, I always do my best and try to motivate and encourage the boys through my work and not just by talking to them off the field. I try to lead by example on the field,” he added.
Bontle Molefe is the only player from the Chiefs academy who hasn’t played any minutes, but has been a regular part of the matchday squad for the Amakhosi.