Cape Town - Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Darren Keet is
optimistic the national team can perform well at the Africa Cup of
Nations though refused to make any predictions.
Keet is in Stuart Baxter's 23-man squad for the tournament in Egypt
where it appears he will be the starting number one for Bafana.
South Africa are in tough group which includes Morocco, Namibia and
Ivory Coast. The side are currently undergoing final preparations in
Dubai where they are set to face Ghana on Saturday in a friendly.
Keet told KickOff: "We want to give our best in this coming
AFCON tournament. We know what we are capable of and we know what we
want to do and we will try to go out and do it. We don't want to put too
much expectations on what we can and can't do but the ultimate goal is
achieving something for the country.
"It is imperative that we do our best by putting all our plans into
practice and that we work hard and maintain the form we had in the last
"I don't want to predict how far we can go, I think it all comes down
to every match as we play it and we have to be prepared for every game.
The results will take care of themselves but we need to start with a
"If we get it right, we will make the country proud. We have seen it
with our clubs in the CAF Champions League competition that we have what
it takes do well as South Africa.
"Our national team is no different. We have a very good squad with
good spirit and good mentality. We are looking at pushing as far as we
can and as hard as we can and see how it goes."
Bafana's first match in the competition is against Ivory Coast on 24
June. They then face Namibia on 28 June before their final game against
Morocco on 1 July in the group stages.