Ronwen Williams feels “humbled” to be named Bafana Bafana captain ahead of their Fifa World qualifiers against Zimbabwe and Ghana on the 3rd and 6th of September 2021 respectively.
South Africa’s men’s national football team mentor Hugo Broos made the announcement at a press conference held on Monday afternoon at Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto.
The 29-year-old shot-stopper will be assisted by Al Ahly’s newly signed speedy forward, Percy Tau.
“I am humbled to lead as Captain, under the tutelage of Coach Hugo Broos. I understand his vision with Bafana Bafana and I’m happy to be a part of it, as we pave our way to the Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022,” Williams told the media.
The goal minder was also a part of the under-23 squad at the Tokyo Olympics recently and he is looking forward to bring the experience he has gained from the Olympics to the national team.
“The Olympics have taught me many lessons and one of them, is to never give up,” stated the SuperSport United skipper.
Meanwhile, Tau also added that: “It’s been a whirlwind, the past week. It’s firstly a great honour to receive a call-up and to be chosen as deputy captain. I look forward to this experience and to represent my country and to hopefully get back that scoring feeling.”
Coach Broos highlighted that the newly appointed leadership have shown their ability to lead and he feels like the above-mentioned players can rise to the occasion.
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By FARPost Reporter