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Bafana Goalkeeper Joins City

Cape Town City have officially unveiled Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Darren Keet as they begin their preparations for the 2021/2022 season.

Keet joins as a free agent, replacing Dutch goalkeeper Peter Leeuweburgh, who left City at the end of last season.

The former Bidvest Wits goalkeeper had spent the second half of last season at GladAfrica Championship side Cape United after a deal to go the MLS in America fell through due to covid-19 travel restrictions.

Keet had recently returned to South Africa from Belgium, where he’d spent two season at OH Heuven. It was his second sell in the country, having played for Kortrijik from 2011 to 2016.

Earlier this when Leeuwenburgh announced he would be departing, iDiski Times had reported that Keet was likely to be his replacement.

“I’m just excited to join the club,” Keet told the club’s media department.

“I’m really looking forward to it. I think it’s going to be a great next couple of years for me. I’m from Cape Town, I grew up in Cape Town, and I’ve only played my professional football outside of Cape Town. So I’m excited to be back and to be part of Cape Town again, and a team like Cape Town City.

“So looking forward to that. And ja, Cape Town City is a team that always wants to win trophies. So I’m excited with the partnership that we will have, try to give my best week in, week out so that the club can achieve its goals, and looking forward to working with Coach Eric Tinkler again.

“I’ve known him from my first stint at Bidvest Wits, when he was an assistant coach with us, and looking forward to rekindling that relationship, whereby we had some success, and you know it would be nice to do it again in Cape Town for Cape Town City.

“Ja, looking forward to meeting new people, looking forward to to working with some players which I worked with at Bafana before. So it’s going to be a whole new thing for me, but I’m looking forward to everything.

“I’m looking forward to what the club is, to what the club stands for, to what the fans are, and also just being a part of Cape Town again, and being a part of Cape Town City.”