Darren Keet on Bafana call-up
Posted: 29 August 2013 Time: 13:18
Darren Keet may be happy to be included in the Bafana Bafana set-up to take on Zimbabwe, but admits he has been confused about being continuously overlooked.
The shot-stopper was given the nod by Gordon Igesund to form part of the second squad set to play a friendly against the Warriors next month.
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Keet says he knew his name would be announced, but wasn’t sure which team he would form a part of, for the Zimbabwe friendly or Botswana qualifier.
“I did know about the call-up, but I just wasn’t 100 per cent sure about the whole Botswana/Zimbabwe story. When would I be part of the squad? When would I not?” he tells KickOff.com.
“So I was a little confused about that whole part, but of course I am extremely happy to be back in the set-up and to prove my worth to South Africa.”
It will be the first time Keet will be a part of the squad since his inclusion in the friendly match against Zambia last November, and he admits that falling behind in the pecking order to Itumeleng Khune, Senzo Meyiwa and Wayne Sandilands has made him question his role.
“It has been difficult because I was in the national team more when I was playing in South Africa than I have since I left,” he adds. “I have improved immensely since leaving, so sometimes you need to just stay low and carry on with what you are doing like I am.
“I hope that the coach thinks I have something to add to the team, and when I get that opportunity, I will have to grab it and never let it go.
“If it means I am only in the friendly squad, then hopefully I can get a run and prove to the coach that I want to be in the national team and that I can add some value.
“I will have a chat with Gordon and see what his plans are for me. He has said to me previously that I am part of his plans, so I hope that is still the case.”