Williams identifies one player to take Furman role

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SuperSport United captain Ronwen Williams has tipped SA U23 international Teboho Mokoena as the perfect fit to take over Dean Furman’s defensive role for the remainder of the season.

Matsatsantsa have announced that they will not be making any signing to replace Furman who departed last month.

Williams, who was recently appointed skipper of the club, believes the club’s academy graduate is the most suited player for the anchor-man role.

“It is not going to be easy for us to replace Dean it’s going to be a huge gap for us to fill so I think at this moment if you look at our team we have (Teboho) Mokoena, his preferable position is to be a defensive midfielder,” Williams told FARPost.

“At the Academy and at the SA U23 side he plays more of a holding midfielder role and I know personally he wants to play this position so these six games that we are left with now will be an opportunity for him to show the coach and the board that he can do it so this is a big opportunity for him.

“And it comes with a big responsibility so hopefully for his sake and for the team’s sake I just hope that he can fill those shoes and be even better,” said Williams.

At age 23, Mokoena has already played 111 matches for the Tshwane side since making his professional debut in 2016.

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