Dikgacoi in demand
Posted: 22 December 2008 Time: 07:29
With English Premiership side Fulham set to make another application for work permit on Monday for Kagisho Dikgacoi, the Golden Arrows midfielder’s dream of an overseas move could soon be a reality.
The Brandfort-born player has also disclosed to KickOff.com that Germany-based Armenia Bielefeld has also made enquiries about his services.
The Bafana Bafana star told KickOff.com that Bielefeld want him to come for trials in January.
“I have been in contact with their assistant coach through Siya (Siyabonga Nkosi) and they invited me for trials in January. But so far nothing concrete has been finalised as and they have promised to come back to me soon.”
Dikgacoi attended trials with Fulham earlier this season but was unable to sign because he did not qualify for a work permit.
His manager, Machini Motloung, confirms that Fulham will file another application on Monday.
“I suggest you try to contact Mike Makaab who is working on the player’s move to England,” he said.
One of the reasons for the delay in setting a trial date for Dikgacoi with Bielefeld is the fact the Bundesliga outfit only finalised a long-term deal, stretching to 2011, with their Sports Director Detlev Dammeier on Friday.
This fact could also have kept the lid on news of a proposed move for Nkosi to Maccabi Netanya in Israel, and put the brakes on the expensive deal involving Delron Buckley returning to Bielefeld from Borussia Dortmund.
Nkosi is still in Germany as Bielefeld is playing in a tournament, the Hallon Cup, on January 3.