Dikgacoi sidelined for Celtic clash
Posted: 12 March 2009 Time: 9:13 am
Golden Arrows will be without their injured star midfielder and captain Kagisho Dikgacoi when they face relegation-threatened Bloemfontein Celtic on Sunday.
The midfielder was injured during Abafana Bes’thende’s loss to Platinum Stars in the Nedbank Cup Last 32 game at the weekend. “He has a twisted knee and although it is not very serious, he will miss this weekend’s game according to the doctor’s report,” says team PRO Zwelethu Mzolo. “We hope he will be back within two weeks or at the latest, three, as we need him in the team. The truth is that we need all our players now.” Mzolo told KickOff.com that while they have other players that will fit into the team, travelling to the Free State to meet Siwehele would be risky, especially in view of their position on the log. “Knowing how Celtic plays at home and taking into account that they are fighting relegation, it is going to be a tough game and we will go there prepared. “We want to win this one so that we continue to improve our position on the log,” Mzolo adds. Meanwhile Arrows’ midfielder Lucky “Y2K” Sibeko, who was forced to retire, following off the field problems two seasons ago, tells KickOff.com that he still wants to play football for at least for one more season. When coach Manqoba Mngqithi was given the reins to guide the first team, Sibeko saw little action prompting him to seek a meeting with the management regarding the situation. The 30-year-old was then offered a coaching job with Arrows’ Under-15 development side. “I must admit I accepted the job reluctantly because my heart was still on playing. I am enjoying myself now as I am getting experience from another perspective; however I would like to play top division football for one more season. “I haven’t spoken to management as yet, but I believe I can still offer a lot to the club if given a chance. Besides I want to bow out in style,” says the player from Inanda, who played a big role in getting Abafana Besithende to the PSL six seasons ago.