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Ronwen Williams to be SA’s No.1 for a long time

Mamelodi Sundowns Goalkeeper and Bafana Bafana Captain, Ronwen Williams will again be leading the national team to the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Morocco in June.

Ronwen just concluded a successful campaign with Mamelodi Sundowns where he won his maiden DStv Premiership title. In his debut season with Masandawana, the 31-year-old keeper manage to record over 20 clean sheets which is a PSL record.

Ronwen now looks to take his form into Bafana Bafana where he is the first choice keeper.

Awaiting to go to camp with the national team, Williams expressed his gratitude for continuously being able to represent South Africa in the African continent.

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“Being part of the national team is still an amazing feeling and I’m honoured to be representing the country. After all this time, it’s still a huge privilege for me to lead the squad. I’m the Captain, so I have the responsibility of leading so many talented football players and big-name players,” Ronwen added.

Having already reported on the preliminary squad, Broos disclosed that a reduced pre-camp consisting of local and international-based players that are part of the team will take place from the 31st of May 2023 until the 7th of June.

The final squad will go into camp on Sunday,11 June 2023.

Ronwen was recently awarded DStv Premiership Goalkeeper of the Season

“The main thing is to go out there and win. I’m looking forward to giving my best performance and for us as a team to challenge ourselves against Morocco, we know it’s going to be a tough game, but we will ensure that we are well prepared for the game”, said Ronwen said regarding the approach for the AFCON qualifier game.

South Afrfroma and Morocco have already qualified for the tournament continental tournament to be held in Côte d’Ivoire from the 13th of January to the 11th of February 2024.

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Bafana Bafana qualified after they beat Liberia 2-1 in March 2023 which led to them climbing the log in Group K.

Bafana Bafana will play against Morocco on the 17th of June 2023 at the FNB Stadium. The AFCON fixture will kick- off at 16h00.

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