Williams sees lasting future at United

SuperSport United goalkeeper Ronwen Williams.
SuperSport United goalkeeper Ronwen Williams.

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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