Quarantined Dolly rallies SA in crisis

PSL Lockdown News

Bafana Bafana midfielder Keagan Dolly has rallied the country in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic while he too complies with France's state of lockdown.

Dolly is currently in quarantine in Montpellier after France entered a state of lockdown last week amidst the growing spread of the novel coronavirus.

The French prime minister this week extended the lockdown period after the number of deaths rose to 860, with their total number of infections having surpassed 19 800 as of Tuesday, March 24.

The 27-year-old, who is still working his way back from ankle and thigh injuries, has noted the developments back home and urged his countymen to take the pandemic seriously.

"I just want to tell everyone back at home to please stay safe and stay at home, because this is very serious," 'Choo' tells KickOff.com from his home away from home.

"Please protect everyone in your home and please keep everyone that is affected by the virus in your prayers and thoughts."

The Westbury-born attacker has managed six Ligue 1 appearances this season, adding to what has been an injury-ravaged stay with La Paillade, after managing just three appearances last season before fracturing his shin while on duty with Bafana.

Ligue 1 has also been suspended for the last two weeks and will remain that way until at least mid-June, according to French league president Bernard Caiazzo.

"It is necessary to finish the championship at all costs, even if it means ending it in July-August and resuming in stride," he told France Bleu on Sunday.