Polokwane - SuperSport United’s first choice goalkeeper Ronwen Williams has praised his deputy shot stopper Boalefa Pule following his heroic performance in the last stages of their Nedbank Cup final win over Orlando Pirates at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday.
Matsatsantsa walked away victorious after defeating the ‘Happy People’ 3-2 to claim the prestigious Ke Yona trophy and an R7m prize, thanks to Jeremy Brockie, Michael Boxall and Bradley Grobler strikes.
The 26-year-old goalkeeper made his PSL debut after Williams was stretched off the pitch due to an ankle injury and lived up to expectations as he stood between the Buccaneers and their much needed equaliser on few occasions.
Williams, 24, has admitted that he decided to continue a little bit longer despite feeling a massive pain, in order for the debutant to spend less time on the field in the Cup final.
“I stayed a little bit longer on the field despite feeling a massive pain,” insisted Williams.
“I wanted to give him less time on the field, because it was his first game in the PSL.
“And to come in for his debut on a big occasion like that one, he did not disappoint at all.
“He did very well and I’m very proud of him, we are all proud of him as a team.
“He has been working hard at training and he is always pushing and backing me all the way.
“Everyone saw a brave performance by him and he deserves that chance.”