Secret to Dolly's weight loss revealed

Premiership

Head coach Stuart Baxter has revealed the secret behind Kaizer Chiefs attacker Keagan Dolly's incredible weight loss who he admits arrived in South Africa "a few kilos" overweight.

Dolly starred for Amakhosi by scoring a brace in a morale-boosting 4-0 win over Chippa United in a DStv Premiership clash at FNB Stadium on Saturday.

Speaking after the final whistle, Baxter revealed how Dolly has shed his unwanted extra weight to find his best form.

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"He's worked hard," Baxter said post-match. "I can't take responsibility, I think from the coach comes inspiration, from the player, comes motivation.

"Because he hadn't played for so long, and I'm sure you'd understand that when you're out of the team and not part of the setup and you're not playing you lose your motivation and maybe a little bit of that drive that keeps you in top shape.

"By the time he came to us yes he was a few kilos overweight and needed to work on that.

"I didn't want to shove him in because the touch doesn't go, the vision doesn't go, the left foot doesn’t go, so you're tempted to just throw him in.

"We managed him pretty closely to where he is now today, and he's now in good shape and enjoying his football."

Chiefs next face a league clash against in-form SuperSport United at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Sunday.

Kick-off is at 17:30.

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