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Bafana snub a slap in the face, says Williams

2016-10-13 21:35
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Cape Town - SuperSport United goalkeeper Ronwen Williams has expressed his disappointment after again being overlooked for Bafana Bafana selection.

Williams had hoped that his record so far in the season of only two goals from five games for Matsatsantsa would lead to a call-up to the national team.

However, the 24-year-old was not picked for the recent Bafana camp ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Burkina Faso, which ended in a draw (1-1).

Williams questioned the selection of Pirates shot-stopper, and vowed to continue working hard to ensure he catches the attention of Bafana head coach Shakes Mashaba.

"For me, not being there is like a slap in the face with someone like Jackson Mabokgwane being called up, he hasn't played at Pirates," Williams told KickOff website.

"Obviously, I would love to be there. But like I said, when I wasn't called up last season, I knew that I wasn't doing well.

"My team wasn't doing well and I was conceding a lot of goals but now, I mean, I've been keeping clean sheets and I've been doing well. I just need to knuckle down, keep working hard and, when my (next) chance comes, grab it.

"As you can see, with the start I've had, I've only conceded two goals in five games. I don't know when last I've had a start like this, and it's bringing back my confidence. I'm working hard with the goalkeeper coach and the other keepers as well."

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