Mon, 26 Aug 2019

Hunt prepares for life after Keet at Wits

25 Apr 2019, 23:42 GMT+10

Cape Town - After failing to agree a contract extension, Wits coach Gavin Hunt expects star goalkeeper Darren Keet to leave the club at the end of the season.

The 29-year-old's contract expires at the end of June and Hunt is already planning for life without the Bafana Bafana shot-stopper by selecting Ricardo Goss instead.

"The situation with Darren is he hasn't signed a new contract and his people and our people have not come to an agreement," Hunt said as quoted by KickOff website.

"We have to do what I'm told to do, which is best for the club in long term. He has been our No 1 and if he doesn't want to stay then I must play Goss."

Meanwhile, earlier this month, Keet admitted that he does not see himself leaving the Clever Boys, even for a R1 million-a-month contract, after being linked with a move to Absa Premiership rivals Mamelodi Sundowns.

"There's no reason for me to leave and any money any other club can offer, Wits can pay me also.

"So it's not even about the money, it's not about anything for me.

"We've got more chances of winning the league (at Wits) than at other teams, so there's no reason for me to even bother or want to leave.

"Obviously there's talk and there's always going to be an interest in players around South Africa and it's no different for me.

"My contract is coming to an end and if a player is free it makes it easier for a club because they don't have to pay the transfer fees and things like that.

"No I'm not going to do things like that (joining Sundowns). I'm not looking to join any club in South Africa.

"If there's no overseas club I will stay at Wits. Like I said, there's no better place for me than right here.

"My family is happy, the club likes me and I like the club."

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