Williams sees lasting future at United

SuperSport United goalkeeper Ronwen Williams.
SuperSport United goalkeeper Ronwen Williams.
Image: ANTONIO MUCHAVE

SuperSport United goalkeeper Ronwen Williams wants to remain at Matsatsantsa beyond his playing days, hoping for a job within the club post retirement.

"SuperSport is a family-orientated team; they look after players even after football. You look at Jabu Pule [Mahlangu], Thabo September and Ricardo Katza. We look after our players, that's the reason I am happy at this team," said Williams.

"My wish is to stay with SuperSport even after retirement. Look at the coach [Kaitano Tembo], I mean, he's been with the team for 20 years. He was the captain and now he's lifting his first cup [the MTN8] as a coach. I hope I will also be given a job within the team."

SuperSport were crowned MTN8 champions, for the second time in three years, after their 1-0 win over Highlands Park in the final at Orlando Stadium at the weekend.

Williams attributed their Wafa Wafa success to camaraderie, among other aspects. The Matsatsantsa shot-stopper was also thrilled at seeing their technical team, especially, Tembo, as the MTN8 was his maiden silverware as a coach, thriving.

"[Tembo] is part of this team's history, he's been here for 20 years. Our technical team as well, Andre Arendse [goalkeeper coach] played here before, coach Nico Labohm [Tembo's assistant] coached the development. he actually coached me from the development, so we are family-orientated," said Williams.

"Coach Tembo is very good, the way that he deals with us, players, especially the older guys. If he sees that we've got a lot of game we'd give us extended breaks and things like that. So, we are happy to have him, it's his first cup and he deserves it; it's special."


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