Keagan Dolly: South Africa midfielder step closer to lapse from injury

Keagan Dolly

South Africa general Keagan Dolly

South Africa general Keagan Dolly has taken a step closer to a Montpellier quip after returning to training following knee surgery.

The 25-year-old midfielder has not played since fracturing his fibula opposite Strasbourg in a French Ligue 1 in September.

“I’ve returned to training and it feels good to be back,” Dolly told BBC Sport.

“Everything has left good in terms of liberation and we done a certain lapse to training final week.

“The routine [rehabilitation, training and convalescent compare fitness] is all partial of football and we only have to keep a certain outlook.”

Dolly’s lapse would boost South Africa manager Stuart Baxter’s pull for a sheet to subsequent year’s Africa Cup of Nations.

In his absence, a 1996 African champions struggled as Nigeria upstaged them during home in Nov to collect Group E’s initial Nations Cup ticket, with Baxter bemoaning a miss of some gifted players like a France-based star.

South Africa will now validate for a Nations Cup if they kick or pull with Libya divided in their final qualifier subsequent March.

The Bafana Bafana general changed from 2016 African Champions Mamelodi Sundowns to French side Montpellier in Jan 2017 for a price of around $2 million, creation it one of a many costly transfers in South African history.

Dolly, who has scored dual goals in 14 appearances for his country, captained South Africa during a 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

He played in all though one of Sundowns’ African Champions League matches in 2016 including a two-legged final opposite Zamalek.

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