Riyaad Pieterse looking forward to reuniting with Baxter

Pieterse's safe hands made sure Chiefs remain in contention

Pieterse wants to be a Bafana keeper

Goalkeeper Riyaad Pieterse grew tired of competing with Itu Khune at Kaizer Chiefs, and at new club SuperSport United he has former Amakhosi coach Stuart Baxter to back him up.

“I am am really humbled and excited to start a new challenge, a new journey. I am really looking forward to it,” Pieterse told Goal.com

“I wouldn’t say it was an easy decision…a lot of things go through your head. But it is good to be back with a great coach and a few of my teammates with who I was with at Chiefs.”

It won’t be a foregone conclusion here either, since United have Ronwen Williams, previously tipped to be a future Bafana keeper.

“Ronwen I think is an outstanding goalkeeper, for me it is just about competing and pushing one another to become better, for me and him to get a call-up [to the national team],” Pieterse continued. “We will continue to push each other. But it is not just about me and him, it is about the whole team, the whole club.

“I never ever take anything for granted, I am prepared for any challenge…to give my best and to add value to the team.

“I am working hard and I am pushing myself to get a Bafana Bafana call-up,” he added to Goal.