No one guaranteed a Bafana spot – Dikgacoi

2013-01-30 16:22

Gone are the days when players were guaranteed places in the Bafana Bafana team.

Midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi has conceded competition was very tough in the Bafana team and everyone will have to fight for his place in the team.

Dikgacoi used to be the team’s first choice in the middle of the park, but the arrival of Dean Furman has changed all that as it has intensified the competition.

Dikgacoi was full of praise for the Oldham Athletic midfielder, saying his arrival has re-energised the team and added the competition. He said it was good for the team to have healthy competition.

“I am happy for Dean as he has done well since he came to the national team. It is good that we have healthy competition and no one is guaranteed a place. We can only improve from this situation,” said the Crystal Palace midfielder.

After starting the game against Cape Verde, Dikgacoi was dropped to the bench as Furman took the centre stage, but he is expected to return to the line-up against Mali on Saturday.

He said he had completely recovered from the troublesome knee, which kept him out of the game against Angola.

But he said he was ready to face the physically imposing Malians on Saturday.

“They have got good-quality players and it is going to be tough for us. We just have to be positive and approach the game in a good state of mind,” said Dikgacoi.

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

If you need to initiate a plan of action or network some important information, do it in the morning while the Moon is still in...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.