Having played second fiddle to Itumeleng Khune for the better part of his national team stint, all Darren Keet wants now is to cement his spot as the first choice keeper for Bafana Bafana.

The outgoing Bidvest Wits shot-stopper, who was instrumental in Bafana’s final qualification game against Libya, says he is raring to have a better African Cup of Nations (AFCON) this time around, far better than the torrid time he endured in 2015 when he conceded three goals against Algeria.

Amid the uncertainty surrounding his future, Keet who was at loggerheads with Wits over a new contract when the season came to a close, insists he is still holding out on an overseas move but reiterates his focus is solely on Bafana now.

Pitted in Group D, Bafana will kick off their campaign against West African giants Ivory Coast in Cairo on the 24th of June.

Four days later they will meet neighbours Namibia before rounding up their group matches with a big clash against Morocco on the 1st of July.

Keet is adamant they have the right experience and hunger to see them past the group stages. – Report by Tumi Gabonamong