Cape Town City’s junior international Keith Groeneveld is excited to get his career going in South Africa.

While he joined City at the end of last season, Groeneveld, who signed from Belgian giants Standard Liege, is technically a new signing at the club and is looking forward to playing his first professional game in South Africa.

Groeneveld left South Africa when he was just four years old, and also represented Belgium at junior level.

The 20 year old started his career at Royal Antwerp and had trials at Manchester United, Arsenal and Schalke 04 before signing for Liege. He says he’s been impressed with the standard of football at City so far.

The Upington-born youngster, who is also fluent in French, says he has felt at home at City, especially, with such an eclectic mix of players.

Comfortable at both centre back and as a defensive midfielder, Groeneveld is also enjoying working with Benni McCarthy, who he says is an inspirational leader. – Report by Rob Delport