Brandon Petersen, born – 22 September 1994 (age- 27 years old) is a South African soccer player best known for being Bidvest Wits FC goalkeeper and is currently the goalkeeper for Kaizer Chiefs.
Full name: Brandon Beezer Petersen
Date of birth: 22 September 1994
Age: 27 years old
Place of birth: Cape Town, South Africa
Height: 1.9m (190cm)
Occupation: Soccer Player
Current team: Keizer Chiefs
Former teams: Ajax Cape Town, Bidvest Wits
Early life of Brandon Petersen
Brandon Beezer Petersen is a 27 year old South African soccer player. He was born on 22 September 1994 in Cape Town, Western Cape Province in South Africa. He was born in a family of five children of which he is the last born.
The star grew up in Elsies River where he sharpened his soccer skills and later becoming a sportsman. To Brandon, becoming a soccer star was not so evident because he participated in almost every sport at school including rugby.
Career of Brandon Peterson
Brandon’s career started when he was in his late teen ages, probably at the age of 17 years old when he got his contract. This was in 2013 and the contract was for him to play as a right-wing midfielder for Ajax Cape Town. From then onward, he made his mind to pursue football as his lifetime career. In 2014/2015 season Brandon got an injury which kept him out of the game for almost a year. He returned in 2016 and become a goalkeeper for the same team, Ajax Cape Town until 2019. ¹
In 2019 Brandon joined Bidvest Wits as their goalkeeper, this forced him to relocate from Cape Town to Gauteng. During that time he also got an opportunity to join Orlando Pirates but he couldn’t because this required him to relocate to Venda while his wife was pregnant. He left Bidvest Wits FC in 2020 and remained a free agent for about 10 months. Then in 2021 he received an offer to join AmaZulu, Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs but the star chose to join Kaizer Chiefs saying it is a great team thus a great opportunity to play for Chiefs.
“As a footballer in South Africa, you want to play for one of the big teams, So, when I received a call from my agent to say that Kaizer Chiefs is interested, it was a great feeling. It was amazing, it was good to know that I would be part of a brand like Kaizer Chiefs,” he said.
Injuries of Brandon
In 2014/2015 Brandon was injured during a soccer match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Ajax Cape Town. He suffered from horror knee injury after sliding challenge with Anthony Laffor of Mamelodi Sundowns. All his ligaments in his knee were torn in the challenge and‚ initially‚ doctors suggested he might never play again. He had to take a break from soccer from December 2014 until his return on February 2016 about 14 months later. ²
In 2020 he suffered another second injury just before the Covid19 lockdown restrictions were imposed. He returned to play again in 2021, that is a year later after suffering his second injury. His return came with great opportunities as he joined Kaizer Chiefs.
Personal life of Brandon Peterson
Brandon is a married man and a family man. He is married to his 27 year old wife, Liezl Lauren Petersen. They were married in 2018 and their marriage was blessed with two children, Phoebe Keturah Petersen and Zaccai Brandon Petersen. He post his family now and again on social media to show how much he appreciates them.
Brandon must have been inspired by his parents to be family man because his parents have been married for more than 30 years. The Kaizer Chiefs star is also a Christian by faith who loves to quote scriptures now and again.