Cape Town - SuperSport United goalkeeper Ronwen Williams has been backed
by teammate Dean Furman to keep Itumeleng Khune frozen out
as Bafana Bafana's number one.
Williams was the number one at the recent Africa Cup of
Nations tournament and performed well, though he was seemingly at fault for the
defeat to Nigeria in the quarter-finals.
Nonetheless, Furman takes the view that Williams has all the
attributes to make sure the number one jersey remains in his possession for
years to come.
"Ronwen is an absolutely fantastic goalkeeper
and there's no two ways about it," Furman said as quoted by KickOff.
"Confidence does not seem to be a weak part of
his game. He comes for crosses, his distribution is absolutely fantastic, the
way he talks to his team is great. He's got many great attributes to his game
and he is a pleasure to play with.
"I'm just happy for him that he is being recognised at
Bafana level. He took his opportunity and I thought he was excellent at AFCON
and I only see him getting better as he gets more experience at that level.
"We are lucky to have such a quality goalkeeper who
really calms everyone down because we've got so much confidence in him. There's
no panic in that department. I can see him being the number one for many years
and I can see him holding down that jersey. We are very lucky to have him at
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