The shot-stopper made the move to European football 12 months ago from Bidvest Wits, and recently caught the attention of onlookers when he came off the bench to deny the league’s defending champions Anderlecht a penalty.
“The more consistently Keet performs at a high level, the further he progresses in terms of confidence and we intend to utilise the four-year contract at KV Kortrijk as a starting point for building a career in European football,” Keet’s agent Shawn Bester said.
“In terms of growth, Keet relishes each opportunity to experience the pressure of playing in Europe and this stands him in good stead for club and country going forward.”
Keet’s heroic penalty save earned Kortkrijk a 1-1 draw, but it was the second time in six months – the first was in a Belgium cup game – where he has managed to analyse his opponent to a tee, bringing hope of claiming the number one spot.
“The future goals we have set are for him to be the number one choice for club and country and this will be achieved in time through Darren’s dedication and passion to be the best,” the former Hellenic star striker said.
“He is determined to gain the position of first choice goalkeeper and is improving with each match experience.
“The penalty save is part of Keet’s performance, so we trust the form he is showing affords him the chance to show more of his abilities during the season ahead.”