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Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Jethren Barr seeking new challenge 

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Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Jethren Barr has left his club and is seeking a new challenge ahead of the new season.

Jethren Barr, who guarded goals for Bafana Bafana at the COSAFA Cup tournament, has left the Northern Irish football club Portadown after two years with the club. 

The 27-year-old parted company with the club following their relegation from the NIFL Premiership last season.

Barr is now looking for a new challenge and is said to be open to offers from clubs in South Africa and Europe. He is a highly talented goalkeeper with much experience and will surely be in demand.

Barr started his career with Bidvest Wits and Stellenbosch FC, where he signed his first professional contract at 16.

goalkeeper Jethren Barr playing football

He moved to Portadown in 2021 and quickly established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the NIFL Premiership.


His agent, Paul Mitchell, of Siyavuma Sports, is on record saying they are looking for a new home for the talented goalie. 

“He is free, and we are looking at options for him,” Mitchell said recently. 

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He is a tall and athletic goalkeeper with good reflexes and shot-stopping ability. At the COSAFA Cup, he proved how good he is with his feet and his ability to play out from the back.

Barr would be a valuable asset to any team and will be a sought-after player in the coming months. He is a talented goalkeeper with much potential. Barr is sure to make a significant impact at his next club.

In 2013, he made history by becoming the youngest professional goalkeeper ever to play in the Premiership when he made his senior league debut for the now-defunct Wits.

In addition to that, he played for the South African national team at the Under-17, Under-20, and Under-23 levels. Barr was part of the Under-20 squad that won the Commonwealth of Independent States Cup in 2015.

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