Bidvest Wits' Darren Keet proves Ajax Cape Town wrong
Posted: 10 November 2010 Time: 6:52 am
Bidvest Wits goalkeeper Darren Keet says being discarded by the Ajax Cape Town juniors development set-up ‘for not being good enough' has remained as a motivation in his life ever since that fateful day.
Keet, now getting regular call-ups to Bafana Bafana, was discarded at the famed Ajax juniors five years ago but instead of giving up the way almost everyone else did he fought, he soldiered on moving to Edgemead from there then returning to Bothasig after which he moved to Vasco da Gama before arriving at Wits. "I was sent away from the Ajax Cape Town development after having spent three years there because I was deemed to be not good enough," recalls Keet. "It was one thing that made me feel like I had suddenly lost out on my dream. But then I was quick to find motivation in being chased away, and from then on I always wanted to prove to Ajax how wrong they were in chasing me away. "It was while I was at Ajax that I first began to see football as a career path, watching Calvin Marlin in action when he was still at the club and I took inspiration in him. "I am glad that I have now gone as far as playing in the PSL and being called up to Bafana, yet I wasn't good enough for the Ajax juniors. I don't sulk anymore about being chased from Ajax. I think I have proved them wrong," says Keet. The 21-year-old has not only been getting regular call-ups to Bafana, but has also played at the Under-20 World representing Amajita last year.