LEUVEN – Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Darren Keet made no secret of the fact that he was keen to return to Europe and, on Wednesday, he signed on the dotted line to play for Belgium Second Division club OH Leuven.
His determination to play overseas again, in fact, was responsible for his frustration and lack of game time towards the end of last season. After he refused to sign a new contract with Bidvest Wits, he was left out of the squad as coach Gavin Hunt preferred to work with the players who would be staying on at the club.
Keet spent three seasons with Wits and was in the squad that lifted the PSL title two seasons ago.
Last season the Clever Boys finished third, behind champions Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates.
OH Leuven are over the moon to have landed a goalkeeper of Keet’s calibre, with the Belgian club’s technical director Wim De Corte singing the South African’s praises.