Matthews says Williams is still being groomed to captain SuperSport


With Ronwen Williams having captained SuperSport United on a part-time basis before, it was reported that he will take over the armband when the current captain Dean Furman leaves the club at the end of the season.

However, ‘Matsatsantsa’ CEO Stan Matthews says Williams is a potential replacement for Furman but hasn’t been confirmed as the club captain yet.

“It is something that we have all accepted inside the club that he is being groomed for this [captaincy],” said Matthews.

“He’s [Williams] been at our football club since he was 12 years old and he knows this football club like the back of his hand,” – Matthews. Picture courtesy of SuperSport United.
“He grew up in our academy house for eight years, he was schooled by us, he’s been trained by us and we are his family,” added the Tshwane based outfit CEO.

“So, he is a great flagship man and a role model for the football club, and he wears the badge on his heart,” concluded Mathews.

In an interview with FARPost last month, Williams said that he is ready for the captaincy responsibility.

“Yes, definitely I am. I have been captain on many occasions throughout my career. I have captained the team many times in the absence of the previous captains,” said the Bafana Bafana goalkeeper.

“I have learnt a lot over the years and I think I am ready for the challenge,” – Williams. Picture courtesy of SuperSport United. 

Williams, who is among the best shot-shoppers in the country has spent the past 15 years at SuperSport since joining the club’s academy back in 2015 and has made over 300 appearances winning the 2018/19 Absa Premiership Goalkeeper of the season accolade and a number of cup competitions including the Nedbank Cup on three occasions.

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By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi 

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