Wits goalkeeper Keet secures Belgian move

08:54, June 10, 2011      

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Bidvest University's goalkeeper Darren Keet has taken up national coach Pitso Mosimane's challenge to local players to pursue their careers abroad by signing for Belgian Premier League side AAK Genk.

Genk is the same Belgian team that has recently signed former Kaizer Chiefs Burundian defender Valery Nahayo and Keet will at least have a companion to keep each other company when they both get homesick.

Mosimane threw the gauntlet at local players to aim higher and make playing abroad their main priority and not be satisfied about aiming for a career in the South African Premier League.

And Keet, who is also the national U-23 number one goalkeeper, departs in a fortnight to join the Belgian side for their pre-season.

In the meantime, Bidvest Wits coach Roger de Sa has moved swiftly to fill up the gap left by young Keet by signing Zimbabwean international goalkeeper Energy Murambandoro as well as veteran South African Olympian Emile Baron, both on two year contracts.

"I have just signed the two goalkeepers," admitted De Sa.

"I am very happy to get them and I hope they can add value to our young team," added the man who was an outstanding goalkeeper in his time and even represented South African at international level.

Murambandoro is one of Zimbabwe's top goalkeepers but has been recently deposed from the number one spot by Platinum Stars shot stopper Tapuwa Kapini when he suffered a serious knee injury.

But he has been fighting fit in recent months and one of his ambitions is to regain the number one jersey from Kapini.

Baron on the other hand had his contract terminated by SuperSport United when he was recovering from a recurring shoulder injury. But now he seeks to resuscitate his career as a student.

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