On-loan Polokwane City defender, Rofhiwa Tshikovhi, could be headed back to his parent club, Platinum Stars.
Tshikovhi joined Boebie Solomons’ team during the January transfer window on a six-month loan deal. According to his agent, Ratshibvumo Mulovhedzi, of Rush Hour Sports Management, the player is set to return to the Rustenburg-based outfit.
As previously reported by the crew, Dikwena have parted ways with their defender-cum-midfielder, Benson Mhlongo, who has since been linked with Rise and Shine. However, the crew has informed that the 25-year-old is touted as Mhlongo’s long-term replacement.
Mulovhedzi, revealed that the player had good times at Polokwane City, and that there were a lot of teams interested in his services, however he will be going back to Stars.
“There are a number of clubs in the PSL interested in Tshikovhi, but his club, Stars, are looking at keeping him following Mhlongo’s departure. I had a chat with Stars football manager, Senzo Mazingisa. We talked about the possibility of giving the boy enough game-time because it’s pointless to keep the player when he’s not playing. We never had a chat with City about the player, but all I know is that he’s going back to Rustenburg,” said the agent.
The Limpopo-born defender made one appearance as a substitute and was benched five times at Rise and Shine due to a knee injury.
Dikwena football manager, Senzo Mazingiza, revealed to the crew that he’s currently on a break, but that Tshikovhi should be returning to the club for pre-season.
“As far as I’m aware, as per the club’s procedure, all the on-loan players will come back to report for pre-season. Tshikovhi is no exception in this case, he must return to the club to prepare for the new season," said Mazingiza.
The crew will monitor Tshikovhi’s situation and keep you updated.