Bafana star stuck in London

2011-08-10 06:45

Johannesburg - Midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi will miss South Africa's friendly against Burkina Faso in Johannesburg on Wednesday night because he is stuck in England.

Bafana Bafana coach Pitso Mosimane said late on Tuesday that Dikgacoi, who plays for English Championship side Crystal Palace, had experienced problems with his work permit and visa.

"We have to accept he will not be here," Mosimane said.

"It's one thing that is beyond his control, my control or anyone's control for that matter.

"It would have been great to have him in this squad but we have to go out there and play the match knowing he is not here."

South Africa will also be without regular captain Steven Pienaar and fellow midfielder Reneilwe Letsholonyane, due to groin and knee injuries respectively.

The duo were replaced in the squad with Daylon Claasen and Oupa Manyisa.

Bafana will, however, welcome the return of Bongani Khumalo, Thulani Serero and Thanduyise Khuboni who all missed the nation's last match against Egypt in Cairo in June.


  • lenand40 - 2011-08-10 07:27

    Not a bad thing to happen, really. Trying out new players instead of players gracing the second division in the UK allows them to stake their claim and perhaps give more options going forward

  • swoan - 2011-08-10 07:28

    good, w dont need him anyway,@Bin Laden, the UK and the Americans dont need anyone to show them to be dogs, even their scapegoat real Bin Laden was not doing enought to destroy them, the can do it themselves, they dont need anyone's help, and this is only the beginning!

  • Mikemcc - 2011-08-10 07:48

    "It's one thing that is beyond his control, my control or anyone's control for that matter." - now there is a shirk if ever I saw one :)

  • Annoy - 2011-08-10 09:53

    Dont forget Benni McCarthy is in South Africa and ready to play

  • TypicalDarkie - 2011-08-10 10:30

    Will be good to see the return of Bongani Khumalo hopefully stabilizes the defence, intreseting also will be Serero and how he will add to the mid field, should be a great match tonight....

  • Bra Pat - 2011-08-10 10:48

    Who is Dikgacoi? ok no we can live without him. Give others a chance

  • Ephraim Bogopa - 2011-08-10 12:16

    How about if sport24 can give us fresh sports news? bring them as soon as radios and other medias get them. the last time when they report and send soccer news was 06:45, and since then Kickoff has already presented lot of sports issues. is sports 24 an amateur or novices? look at

      Ephraim Bogopa - 2011-08-10 12:21

      guys go to and get the latest soccer news.

      brown_bread - 2011-08-10 12:51

      true man, thanks for the site...i get mine from kickoff anyway...

      Eugene Neethling - 2011-08-10 14:22

      does kikoff report on cricket/rugby/tennis etc................ dingbat

  • Duncan Gohl - 2011-08-10 12:17

    Oh No !!!!

  • knalpot - 2011-08-11 09:33

    He's stuck in London coz he heard there's free televisions to be had ;-)

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