Williams ready for the armband

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With SuperSport United certainly set to officially announce him as the new captain in due course, goalkeeper Ronwen Williams tells FARPost that he is ready for the big responsibility.

The armband is currently vacant at Matsatsantsa a Pitori following the departure of Dean Furman this week.

The 28-year-old who has been at the club since the age of 12 says he will be honoured to be captain of the first coach to have given him the armband when he was still in the academy set up.

“Half of my life I have been at SuperSport so I am like furniture. I know the team in and out, everything from the board right down to the players.

“I have led the team before on many occasions before when Cavin Johnson gave me the armband and under Coach Stuart (Baxter) and under coach Kaitano (Tembo) and I have had it when Dean was suspended or injured and it’s an honour for me to captain this wonderful team,” said Williams.

“The cycle is turning because at the Academy coach Kaitano was the first to actually give me the armband back in 2008 and here I am being his captain again so it shows the loyalty that he’s got and the faith that he has in me as a person and as a leader. Obviously I have been here all my life and I know this club very well,” he said.

The Bafana Bafana international also paid a special tribute to his former skipper Dean Furman who lifted four trophies in his 5-year spell.

“A Legend, I mean that’s the only word I can use to describe him. A positive guy and very professional on and off the field, I can’t remember any bad story about Dean, I can’t remember him sulking about anything in the five years that we have been together,” Said Williams.

SuperSport are likely to announce the new leader in the next few days.

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