Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
12 Oct 2016
5:30 pm

Arendse puts Sundowns faith in Billiat and Dolly

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

Mamelodi Sundowns defender Wayne Arendse believes they have potential match winners in Khama Billiat and Keagan Dolly ahead of their Caf Champions League final first leg against Zamalek at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday.

Keagan Dolly (7) celebrates a goal with Khama Billiat (7) (Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix)

The former Santos FC player has described Billiat as a small guy, who works very hard for the team while labelling Dolly as an outstanding player since his arrival at Chloorkop last season.

“Yeah, what an amazing player, Khama is something else. He’s a small guy but has such a big heart. Not one game goes by when he doesn’t get knocked or kicked by a defender. But he puts his body on the line and keeps going. The goals he scores are there for all to see, but there is a lot more to his game, he works very hard for the team,” Arendse told the PSL website.

“Keagan Dolly is another one who has been outstanding. He’s a top player who has a new lease on life since joining Sundowns, he’s been all guns blazing since coming here. We’re still without Leonardo Castro, but Anthony Laffor has shown his quality up front with some crucial goals.”

Arendse moved to Pretoria in 2012, where he struggled to get game time. However, he has since made an impact in Pitso Mosimane’s team cementing his place in the starting XI at centre back alongside Thabo Nthethe.

Arendse will have to ensure that he keeps Zamalek’s forwards away from Sundowns goals on Saturday, hoping that Billiat and Dolly will do their magic at the other end to make sure Downs get the goals they need going into the second leg.