Peterson: It Was A Great Experience At Bafana

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By Isaac Ndou

CAPE TOWN: Ajax Cape Town young goalkeeper Brandon Peterson has labelled his time at the Bafana Bafana camp in the Four Nations Tournament as a great experience. 

Peterson was called up with Kaizer Chiefs‘ Itumeleng Khune and Darren Keet of Bidvest Wits in the goalkeeping department for the tournament which was played in Zambia. Although the goalkeeper had to watch from the bench, he is highly appreciative of being offered a chance of being at Bafana camp for the very first time.

“It was good for me, it was a good experience and just for me to be part of the team was a major thing because it was my first time actually on camp with the guys, training with the guys. Training with experienced goalkeepers like Itumeleng Khune, Darren Keet and goalkeeper coach Andre Arendse. It’s good to have been in a different environment, away from Ikamva and obviously you can learn a lot from them and Stuart Baxter who is a good coach.”

“It was a great experience, travelling wasn’t that bad, a two hour flight from Johannesburg. In all, it was very good, especially seeing former teammates Thulani Hlatshwayo and Keagan Dolly. It was nice being on the same team as them again,” said Peterson on Ajax’s website.

However, the young goalkeeper will try brush off the euphoria of being at the national team camp and try help his team get out of the sticky situation they find themselves in with regards to their Absa Premiership status as they find themselves in a relegation playoff position.

Their next league fixture is a trip to Calvin Johnson’s AmaZulu FC next Tuesday night at the King Zwelithini Stadium.