Keet – Cape Town City Was The Right Choice
Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Darren Keet has explained his choice to join Cape Town City, amidst reported interest from Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.
The former Bidvest Wits goalkeeper was snapped up by John Comitis ahead of the new DStv Premiership season, though Keet says there was interest from the two Soweto giants.
But in this week’s edition of iDiski Times, the Cape Town-born player says that while he spoke to Gavin Hunt when he was still at Chiefs, and his representatives spoke to Pirates, there was no concrete offers until Comitis came in.
Keet was a free agent, though, and did sign a short-term contract at Cape Umoya United last season after his proposed move to the USA was scuppered by the Covid-19 travel restrictions.
“I chatted to Gavin when he was at Chiefs a bit, I spoke to the Khoza’s a few times, well I didn’t speak to them personally, my agent spoke to them,” Keet told Rob Delport in the latest edition of iDiski Times.
“We had some conversations, but there was nothing really concrete.
“And obviously, then John came to us also, he made us an offer. And at first we didn’t accept that offer, which I mean is normal in any situation.
“And we kind of chatted a bit, I chatted to Eric a bit and then at the end of the day, we looked at the pros and cons of what it would be, of what we have and what we would need to do, and things like that and everything just points towards staying in Cape Town.
“My family is in Cape Town, my wife’s from Cape Town, and I think at the end of the day we’ve made the right decision, the right choice, ya, we’re not gonna have any regrets, I can guarantee you that.”
To read the full interview with Keet as well as a one-on-one with Njabulo Ngcobo, an exclusive with Reneilwe ‘Yeye’ Letsholonyane, another with Yusuf Maart and Thembi Kgatlana spilling the beans on her Atletico Madrid move, buy this week’s edition of iDiski Times.
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