Cape Town - Former Bafana Bafana midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi has confirmed his retirement from professional football and announced his appointment as Royal Eagles assistant coach.
The 33-year-old enjoyed a fine career for both club and country and made 39 appearances for Fulham and Crystal Palace in the English Premier League.
The destroyer was also a part of the Bafana squad that took part at the 2010 World Cup on home soil where he assisted Siphiwe Tshabalala's opening goal of the tournament against Mexico.
He also enjoyed a moderately prolific season in 2012/13 with Palace when he contributed five goals in 43 appearances in the English championship.
In South Africa's Premiership he also enjoyed success, winning the MTN8 in 2009 with Golden Arrows.
Speaking on his official Facebook page, the player confirmed he has hung up his boots and is looking forward to his new role with Eagles.
He said: "New beginnings, new chapter...proud to announce that I signed with Eagles as the assistant coach."
The National First Division outfit currently have Roger Sikhakhane as their head coach as the outfit from Durban set their sights on winning promotion to the Premiership.