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Darren Keet says Bidvest Wits' long lay off worked in their favour

Posted: 22 October 2016 Time: 13:16

Bidvest Wits goalkeeper Darren Keet says the side's long lay off between fixtures will not have affected them badly.

It has been 21 days since Wits were last in action - a resounding victory over Mamelodi Sundowns in the MTN8 final.

The Clever Boys now switch focus to another cup competition with a Telkom Knockout last 16 clash against Free State Stars in the offing this afternoon (15h00).

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“It’s not necessarily a bad thing because the last game we participated in was the MTN8 final and we won," Keet told his club's official website in response to an inference the lay-off may have been detrimental. "The down time has given us an opportunity to get our feet grounded and regroup.”

“Winning the MTN8 definitely shows what we are capable of as a team, as a squad and as a club. It is motivation for the younger players and the youth because everyone wants to be there and win things."

Wits' TKO adversaries have been somewhat of a bogey team for them in recent times and Keet acknowledges that the trip to Goble Park will be far from easy especially considering it is a cup game.

“Cup games are always different and there are no special preparations that have taken place before tomorrow’s match. We just have to be better than the previous seasons and make sure we get the win,” he said.

Article by: Staff Reporter
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