Africa's finest to miss upcoming AFCON Qualifers? [Opinion]


The Montpellier star Keagan Dolly won’t be able to join South Africa in their upcoming African Cup Of Nations (AFCON) Qualifiers games as he is prohibited by the league 1 due to coronavirus regulations.

France league 1 have prohibited all foreign players to join their international sides during their upcoming continental qualifying matches, especially for matches that are outside of European Economic Area (EEA).

Since Keagan Dolly is from South Africa it means the new law temporarily bound him not to leave, if he leaves then he will have to isolate for more than 14 days before joining his club.

It is not yet known on whether players outside Europe will be permitted to leave as concerns are raise that other countries qualification chances will be very slim due to their key players being absent.

Why Keagan Dolly will be missed?

South Africa football nation (Bafana Bafana) as starting to get the rhythm of playing great football, and familiar faces who developed the good understanding of each other on the pitch were a marvel to watch.

How Can South African football federation cope with his absence?

Possible replacements: Themba Zwane who recently won the Absa premier league and numerous individual accolades with Sundowns football club can be of better help in his absence. Other players like Ben Motshwari, Vuyo Memela and Nkosinphile Ngcobo can fill his role with their exceptional talents.

Change of formations: Change of formations is needed if no one can execute better in his role, if they don’t fit in the system then it’s time to change the system of play.

The coach will have to use his tactics to make sure Bafana Bafana don’t regret his absence.



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