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Darren Keet: Victory against Sundowns will help Bidvest Wits in pursuit of the league title

10:53 GMT+3 23/02/2019
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The Students keeper is confident they can claim victory at home as they welcome Masandawana on Saturday

Bidvest Wits goalkeeper Darren Keet believes keeping a clean sheet against Mamelodi Sundowns will set the tone as far as their Premier Soccer League (PSL) title ambitions are concerned.

The Clever Boys No.1 expects a tough clash against the Brazilians at Bidvest Stadium on Saturday evening, suggesting that it is a potential six-pointer.

“Yes it will be a good game and a big one obviously. A six-pointer and they have two games in hand and are just behind us. We need to ensure we do our best to win this one,” Keet told Goal.

“It will also help us towards winning the league definitely. It’s very important to win and sum up our season towards the league race,” added the keeper.

Looking at the previous encounter in Tshwane, the Braamfontein-based side came back with a vital point in their 1-1 draw and Keet says that result will play a part in this encounter.

“They are a very difficult team to play and we are ready for that. It was very important to bag a point away in Pretoria and that result will definitely play a part in this game,” he said.

In recent matches, coach Gavin Hunt’s men will be banking on their win over Black Leopards on penalties in the Nedbank Cup on Monday.

On the other hand, the reigning PSL champions Sundowns were held to a 1-1 draw against Polokwane City at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Tuesday night.

“It’s going to be a good one and it will determine whether we are ready to remain at the top or not, but I am confident we will do our best. We have done well so far and I am hoping we will keep it that way,” he continued.

“They drew against City and we also drew against Polokwane City you know. So I am sure they will put that behind them and we also won our last match against Leopards in the Nedbank, it doesn’t matter how we won, but it brings and keeps our winning momentum especially after losing to Highlands Park,” noted Keet.

The Bafana Bafana keeper believes keeping a clean sheet and converting their chances against their visitors will make their job easy.

“I hope our defenders will keep a clean sheet and our strikers to score because this is one of the games where we will need to work very hard and we need to make things happen for us,” he concluded.