The under-23 national team will clash with the hosts of the tournament at the Stade Leopold Sedar Senghor in Dakar, Senegal.
“The first game against Senegal is the most important one, after that one, things might go easier.”
Dolly sees a victory in the opening match as a way for the South African side to send a message to the other participants in the tournament.
“We need to beat the hosts and stamp our authority to show them that we are not there for fun and games. We know they are physical and strong we should stick to what we are good at, play one-twos (the passing game) we are quicker than them, so if we play our brand of football, will do good.”
South Africa will face Zambia and Tunisia in the other group matches.