Larsen explains Dikgacoi's lack of game time at Golden Arrows

The former Bafana international has made a slow start to life at Arrows, but Larsen tells Goal that Dikgacoi is working hard on regaining his fitness

Golden Arrows coach Clinton Larsen has revealed that he's prepared to play Kagisho Dikgacoi more regularly now that the midfielder has fully recovered from a knee injury.

“Dikgacoi had a knee operation in December, and a lot of people don’t know that. He got his knee cleaned up in December, and he has been working very hard to regain his fitness. He has been on the bench in the last couple of games,” Larsen told Goal.

The 32-year-old joined Abafana Bes'thende on a free transfer following his release from English Championship side Cardiff City at the end last season.

He featured as a second half substitute in their 1-0 home loss to Free State Stars last Saturday.

Arrows visit Chippa United on Friday night, and having beaten them in the first round, Larsen admits they would like to complete the double over them.

However, he expects a very difficult game as the Chilli Boys have not been doing well recently.

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“We would like to do that because we beat them in the first round and (Bloemfontein) Celtic beat them in their last game. So, we would like to do the same,” Larsen said.

“It’s not going to be easy. I keep saying that there are no easy games in the league and we are going to go to PE (Port Elizabeth) to try and cause an upset."

“They are a strong team at home, but we haven’t done too badly on the road this season. So, we will try and get a good result,” Larsen concluded.