Cape Town City coach Eric Tinkler has supported Darren Keet’s inclusion in the Bafana set-up.

The Citizen’s stopper has 13 national team caps going back to when he made his debut in 2013.

He, however, hasn’t featured recently though, last playing for South Africa in a 2-1 international friendly defeat to Zambia in 2020.

Tinkler though is off the opinion that Keet should at least be considered following a superb campaign for City that saw him play 32 times in all competitions as the club ended in fifth place on the DStv Premiership standings.

Bafana is away to Nigeria in a FIFA World Cup qualifier on Friday night before hosting Zimbabwe on Tuesday.

Bafana coach Hugo Broos has selected Ronwen Williams, Veli Mothwa, and Ricardo Goss as his three goalkeeper choices.

Tinkler said in the Citizen: “With regards to Darren, my humble view is that he should still be in the national team because of the qualities and the experience that he has.

“There is no better goalkeeper in South Africa coming out for crosses (than Keet). As a shot-stopper, he’s really good but we understand he is starting to reach the back end of his career.

“Maybe the coach is looking at other younger keepers, but I think with the experience and the knowledge that Darren has and the ability he has, he should still be looked at.”