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Kagisho Dikgacoi asks to train with Golden Arrows

Posted: 4 October 2016 Time: 14:45

Former Bafana Bafana midfielder Kagisho Dikgacio has made his first step toward to the PSL by asking Golden Arrows chairperson Mato Madlala to train with the club for the time being.

Dikgacio has been a keen observer of Arrows' fine start to the campaign and attended their last home match against SuperSport United at the Princess Magogo Stadium last week, after being released by Cardiff City at the end of August.

The former Abafana Bes'thende captain left South African shores in 2009 to join English Premier League side Fulham, after helping Bafana Bafana reach the semi-finals of the FIFA Confederations Cup on home soil.

Arrows chairperson initially joked that Dikgacio's salary would require the entire PSL monthly grant if the club were to sign the 31-year-old, however, coach Clinton Larsen has confirmed that he has since requested to join their training.

"She just asked if he could train with us for the time being, to keep fit, and that is what he is doing ," Larsen tells

"I haven't really spoken to her [Madlala] with regards to him signing and stuff, but at the moment has joined us in training and he's keeping fit with us."

The former Bloemfontein Celtic coach, though, admits that he would welcome the acquisition of the experienced holding midfielder, but insists he is unaware of the club's plans to sign the reported Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundown target.

"Having said that, we are always looking to improve the team and if a player like him becomes available, and the club can afford him, he will just make the squad stronger," he adds.

"So it is something we have to sit down on but, like I said, for now he's training with the team and he's working hard with the rest of the group. We will have to wait and see what happens."

Larsen further adds that any club in the PSL club would love to have a player of Dikgacoi's caliber on their book, with Arrows being no exception.

"I think anybody that knows what a quality player he is and I'm sure any team would love to have him and so why not us."

"He's quality and he's experience. And like I said, any club in South Africa will jump at the opportunity to have such a player in their squad," he concluded.

Article by: Robin-Duke Madlala
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