Dolly defends Chiefs' misfiring strike force


Kaizer Chiefs star Keagan Dolly has defended the club's strike force after the Amakhosi drew a blank against Mamelodi Sundowns last weekend. 

Chiefs have endured an indifferent start to the 2021/22 DStv Premiership season after winning one, drawing one and losing one of their opening three matches of the campaign.

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Stuart Baxter's side most recently suffered a 2-0 defeat to reigning champions Mamelodi Sundowns in a match in which the Glamour Boys were let down by their finishing in front of goal.

The Soweto giants had no fewer than 10 shots at goal, as opposed to Masandawana's five, of which only three were on target, while their opponents netted with both of their two efforts that found the mark.

Despite the club's profligacy in the finishing department, star man Dolly believes there is no cause for concern and that the goals will start to flow once he and his teammates find their confidence.

"Since the day I got here, I could see that the team is willing to work hard and buy into what the coach wants us to do," Dolly said. "You can see on a matchday that we are willing to stick to our game plan and try to do what the coach wants us to do.

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"We are creating chances, we just need to start converting those chances. You could see in the Baroka game, the first half we created six or seven clear chances that we should have scored, and we stretched the game out but in the second half, we struggled a bit when they got their goal.

"We need to make sure we at least score three or four so that we can be comfortable and play the way that we want to play. We can take a lot from the last three games and going forward we know where we need to improve, what we need to work on in each area on the field.

"The strikers are staying behind a bit after training sessions, just working on our confidence in front of goal but every striker who plays football goes onto the field wanting to score, we don't go onto the field wanting to miss," he added.

"The goals will come once we make it a habit of scoring at training as well, and that's what we have been doing. We are trying to make sure here at training so that when do go into the match, we are ready and we are confident enough to take every chance we get."

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