Young star Keagan Dolly is inspired by his parents

| Margo Fortune
Photo courtesy of Keagan Dolly.

GroundUp interviewed Keagan Dolly, the 19-year-old left wing and midfielder who plays for Ajax’s 1st team.

GroundUp: What teams have you played for?

Keagan: Westbury Arsenal (local) School of excellence and Mamelodi Sundowns. I’m currently at Ajax Cape Town.

GroundUp: Where did you grow up? What was it like?

Keagan: I grew up away from home at the School of Excellence [this is a school for promising soccer players - Editor]. It was very hard but I got used to it. It was a second home for me although I missed home and got homesick.

GroundUp: Did your parents support the career you chose?

Keagan: My parents supported me and they still are today!

GroundUp: You travelled to Amsterdam this year how was it?

Keagan: My experience in Amsterdam was a great one. I enjoyed it a lot and I learned a lot from it. I came back with the player of the tournament award from the first tournament and made the top eleven at the second tournament.

GroundUp: What have your achievements been?

I won player of the year thrice at the School of Excellence. I won player of the tournament at numerous tournaments like the Mile Cup, Nike Premier Cup and Build It Cup.

GroundUp: How can youth get involved in School of excellence?

Keagan: The school has trials every year at the school based in Elandsfontein in Johannesburg

GroundUp: Who is your role model?

Keagan: Steven Pienaar

GroundUp: Who inspires you?

People who are independent and work towards their goals inspire me, like my mom and dad.

GroundUp: What positive message can you give to the youth out there?

Keagan: Get out of your comfort zone and stop waiting on favours. Go out there and reach your goals by working hard and believing in God and Jesus.

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