Dolly On How Bafana Overcame Cape Verde Disappointment
Keagan Dolly On How Bafana Bafana Overcame Cape Verde Emotions
South African international Keagan Dolly has revealed what it took for the Bafana Bafana to recover from their disappointment following the back-to-back defeats against Cape Verde.
Bafana’s chances of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup was narrowed down to a great extent after Head Coach Stuart Baxter’s side suffered back-to-back defeats against Cape Verde in the African qualifiers.
However, after claiming a 3-1 over Burkina Faso on the weekend, the South African national team now have the power to keep their dream of going to the World Cup alive and all it will take for Bafana to qualify, is securing all six points against Senegal next month, November.
Speaking to the South African Football Association’s website, the 24-year-old revealed how the Bafana side managed to recover from their two previous FIFA World Cup qualifier losses.
“Look, the first day of the camp, we sorted out our differences when we got here. We fixed all tensions, we put it aside and we stuck to one goal and that was to win the match. The coach made it clear that we shouldn’t focus on what people say, we shouldn’t let the negativity get to us and we had a good session with a guy who came in to talk to us and we all made commitments to our team,” Dolly revealed on SAFA’s official website.
“You could see how hard the guys fought today (Saturday) to revive ourselves and to show the people of South Africa that we are still willing to fight for the badge and the flag and I think we did ourselves justice today (Saturday),” he added.