Freese: Sarr’s departure a huge blow


The Rustenburg-based club has been engaged in serious efforts to ensure that Mogakolodi Ngele – another quality midfielder – remains within their ranks in the wake of interest from the likes of Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns.

Dikwena has signed striker Patrick Kaunda, a household name in Botswana’s topflight League last season, due to the departure of Henrico Botes as well as Siphelele Mthembu.

But it is in the middle of the park where Freese feels he will need more reinforcements.

“Yes, [the departure of] Issa Sarr is a huge loss to the club,” Freese

“We have to look at other options. We have to see if we can bring in other players to replace those who have left,” he adds.

Ngele’s contract with Diwkena will only run out in June next year, but the club might have to offer him an attractive package if he is to remain loyal to them.

In recent days, Dikwena have been linked to Bidvest Wits’ Ryan Chapman – a fast, attacking player who is also on the radar of Ajax Cape Town.

However, Freese is quick to deny the reports: “No, we have not approached Wits for the player. We are not interested in him.”