Absa Premiership

Fernandez released by Wits

2015-05-20 10:06
Rowen Fernandez (Gallo Images)

Cape Town – Veteran goalkeeper Rowen Fernandez has confirmed that he will leave Bidvest Wits at the end of June.

Read: Marlin calls time on his career

According to KickOff, Fernandez admits that the Students informed him that he "will not be in their plans for next season" as their was a clause stipulated in the contract he signed.

“Though I will not be at Wits I still want to continue playing next season and so what I will do is wait and see what happens in pre-season,” said Fernandez.

“Though I didn’t play as much as l would have wanted to this past season I am proud that I performed well in the games that I played and I also pushed Moeneeb [Josephs] hard enough for him to eventually finish off the season as the best keeper in the League.”

The 37-year-old only made two Premiership appearances while warming the bench for most of the season with the in-form Josephs remaining Gavin Hunt’s first choice.

This was Fernandez's second Wits stint.

The former Bafana Bafana ‘keeper also donned the colours of Kaizer Chiefs, SuperSport United and spent three years at German outfit Arminia Bielefeld.

Read more on:    psl  |  rowen fernandez  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Free State Stars v SuperSport United, Goble Park 19:30
Mamelodi Sundowns v Maritzburg United, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Friday, 15 December 2017
Cape Town City FC v AmaZulu FC, Cape Town Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Bloemfontein Celtic, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v Polokwane City, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates, Goble Park 18:00
Wits v Platinum Stars, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Kaizer Chiefs v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:15
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.