The previous KV Kortrijk participant introduced that he had been tricked into becoming a member of the Residents by their coach
Bafana Bafana worldwide Darren Keet has revealed why he got here to Cape City after curiosity from Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.
The veteran goalkeeper just lately accomplished his transfer to the Residents after a quick stint at Cape Umoya United within the second spherical of the 2020/21 season.
Keet confirmed that two of the nation’s largest golf equipment, Chiefs and Pirates, have been eager about his service, however a couple of days later he was introduced as a brand new Metropolis participant.
The 31-year-old has now defined why he didn’t transfer to one of many two Soweto giants, even supposing his advisor Shawn Bester had discussions with the then head coach Gavin Hunt and the chairman of the Pirates Irvin Khoza.
“I spoke to Gavin when he was with the Chiefs, I spoke to the Khozas a couple of instances, effectively, I did not communicate to them personally, my agent spoke to them,” Keet mentioned iDiski Occasions.
“We had a couple of conversations, however there was nothing actually concrete.”
Hunt, who was fired by the Chiefs in late Might this yr after working with Keet on the now-defunct Bidvest Wits and being linked to Amakhosi simply earlier than becoming a member of Belgian membership OH Leuven in 2019.
The lanky shot stopper revealed that Metropolis head coach Eric Tinkler was the one who satisfied him to hitch the Residents.
“And clearly, then John [Comitis] got here to us too, he made us a suggestion. And at first we did not take this supply, which is regular in any scenario, “he continued.
“And we had just a little chat, I had just a little chat with Eric after which on the finish of the day we seemed on the professionals and cons, what it might be, what we had and what we needed to do, and stuff like that and all the pieces simply factors to staying in Cape City.
“My household is in Cape City, my spouse is from Cape City, and I believe on the finish of the day we made the best resolution, the best alternative, sure we can’t remorse it, I can assure you that.”
Keet, who has performed 12 worldwide matches for Bafana, is taken into account a direct substitute for Peter Leeuwenburgh, who left Metropolis for Dutch membership FC Groningen on the finish of the 2020/21 season.
He started his profession in Cape City with the now defunct Vasco Da Gama earlier than transferring to Wits in 2008.