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
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
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.