Darren Keet has revealed that his number one goal right now is to make sure that he cements his position as Bafana Bafana’s number one goalkeeper.
Keet has played second fiddle to Itumeleng Khune for last 10 years in the national team, however, following a shoulder injury to the Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper, the 29-year-old saw the opportunity to step up to the plate and cement his spot in the starting line-up.
The outgoing Bidvest Wits shot-stopper was instrumental in Bafana’s final qualification game for the Africa Cup Of Nations encounter and now he is raring to prove his worth in the upcoming continental competition.
“… currently, I don’t have personal goals, my immediate personal goal is to cement my position as the country’s number one,” Keet told the SAFA’s official website.
“Everyone wants to play and everyone wants to make that position their own and I am no different, I want to get into this squad and hopefully stake a claim for the starting position. I want to continue doing well whenever I get the opportunity,” he added.
Keet then went on to discuss Bafana’s chances in the upcoming competition, pointing out that South Africa has what it takes to progress against African opponents, an example of which was how Mzansi clubs perform in the CAF Champions League competition.
“If we get it right, we will make the country proud. We have seen it with our clubs in the CAF Champions League competition that we have what it takes do well as South Africa.
“Our national team is no different. We have a very good squad with good spirit and good mentality. We are looking at pushing as far as we can and as hard as we can and see how it goes,” Keet concluded.