Platinum Stars’ Bafana Bafana internationals have been given extra time to recover from their CHAN exploits.
Siyabonga Mpontshane, Vuyo Mere, Tsepo Gumede and Lindokuhle Mbatha all made the trip to Cape Town with Gordon Igesund’s side, although only Mere and Mbatha played any role for the national team.
Mere played two games in the tournament, but was sent off during the 3-1 defeat to Nigeria, whereas Mbatha, who played in all three games, was one of the few players to come out of the tournament with any credit.
While Allan Freese and his side are already in the midst of their preparation for their encounter with Polokwane City on February 4, their international quartet have been given until Friday before they have to return to training.
Dikwena take on Polokwane City at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on February 4 as they look to keep up the pace on the current PSL frontrunners.