According to Stars, Mere's father passed away on Tuesday.
However, the former Mamelodi Sundowns fullback took to the field against Celtic in a goalless draw at a rain-soaked Royal Bafokeng Stadium.
Dikwena said on Twitter this morning: 'Coach Roger de Sa commended Mere's commitment for playing his heart out inspite of family tragedy. Mere lost his father on Tuesday.'
The point earned saw De Sa's side - who lost 2-1 to Phunya Sele Sele in the Telkom Knockout before the FIFA break - move off the bottom of the table and change spots with hapless champions Bidvest Wits.