Absa Premiership

Williams - SSU has faith in GI

2014-12-02 11:37
Ronwen Williams (Supplied)
Ronwen Williams (Supplied)

Cape Town - SuperSport United goalkeeper Ronwen Williams insists the team have the utmost faith in coach Gordon Igesund's abilities as they look to turn their attentions back to the Premiership.

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The former Bafana Bafana tactician was appointed Cavin Johnson's successor at Matsatsantsa and has already led the Pretoria giants to title glory after seeing off Platinum Stars in the Telkom Knockout final.

United will, however, have to put that success to the back of their minds when they travel to reigning Premiership champions and bitter Tshwane rivals Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday, with the impetus now being on cutting down the 13-point gap between themselves and current runaway leaders Kaizer Chiefs.

And Williams, who saved an extra-time penalty in this weekend's Ziwa Mo success over Dikwena, is confident that the team can put their full trust in Igesund, who has four top-flight titles under his belt with four different teams.

"We know that we have a very great, experienced coach in Gordon (Igesund),” Williams told Football411.

“He's experienced enough to know how to get us ready for the game against Sundowns on Wednesday.

"Furthermore, we also know the game is significant because the league (title) remains our ultimate goal.

"When he (Igesund) took over, he told us that our target is the league and even though we are 13 points behind them (Chiefs) we still have belief that we will catch up with them, because he's told us so.

"He told us that Chiefs still have to play the (CAF) Champions League and they will still slip up, we believe so because he knows all about this league and so we know that even though it's a derby (against Sundowns) and it won't be easy, we are gunning for three points.

"That's just how much we've learnt to trust him and believe everything he says."

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