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Keagan Dolly disappointed after Kaizer Chiefs’ early Nedbank Cup exit

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Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Keagan Dolly has expressed his “disappointment” after the Soweto giants were knocked out of the Nedbank Cup by TS Galaxy.

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Amakhosi lost 1-0 to the Rockets at the FNB Stadium in the Round of 32 last Saturday with Augustine Kwem netting the only goal of the match in the 54th minute.

It’s the second successive season that Kaizer Chiefs have fallen at the opening hurdle of the Nedbank Cup after GladAfrica Championship outfit Richards Bay FC sent them packing at the same stage last season.

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Having also failed in the MTN8, the Glamour Boys are set to see their trophy drought extended to an eighth year with Mamelodi Sundowns heavy favourites to win the DStv Premiership.

Keagan Dolly joined Kaizer Chiefs at the beginning of the season on a free transfer from French Ligue 1 outfit Montpellier in the hope that he would help bring some silverware at Naturena, but Saturday’s Nedbank Cup setback has left the 28-year-old disillusioned.

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“I am very, very disappointed,” he said.

“I came to Chiefs because I wanted to win trophies. I think we have the capacity to do so [win trophies], we have the players, we have the quality and to go out [of the Nedbank Cup] so early is disappointing. I was upset, I was sad [after the game], but we move on. We need to start being consistent on the field and I think once we start being consistent and start winning we will start to compete for a lot more.

“We are disappointed, not only because we lost, but because of the way we played. I do not think we were ourselves on the day, our movement off the ball, our pressing shape.

“I think it wasn’t us and I think it is good we have a game on Tuesday so that we can rectify our mistakes and get our confidence back. I think the game on Tuesday is a good chance for all of us [as players] to come back and try to do our best to win on the day.

“Every season we want to compete for trophies, we want to win trophies for ourselves, the club and our supporters. I think it was disappointing going out like that, especially so early in the competition. But now we shift our focus to the league and we should do our best to reach the highest we can in the [standings]. Let’s start on Tuesday.”

Keagan Dolly expecting tough match against Cape Town City

Meanwhile, Kaizer Chiefs travel to the Mother City to face Cape Town City FC on Tuesday, 15 February and Dolly is expecting a tough match against Eric Tinkler’s men, but is confident Amakhosi can bounce back.

“We know it is not easy going to Cape Town. Cape Town City are a good team, they are good on the ball, they like playing the ball and it will be a good game for us,” Keagan Dolly said.

Kick-off is at 19:30.

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