Absa Premiership

Williams hopes to retire at SuperSport

2019-10-08 14:01
Ronwen Williams
Ronwen Williams (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - SuperSport United goalkeeper Ronwen Williams has signalled his intention to stay at Matsatsantsa for the rest of his playing and coaching career.

SuperSport claimed their second MTN8 title in three years with a 1-0 victory over Highlands Park at Orlando Stadium on Saturday.

Williams has been a crucial part of that success, establishing himself as Bafana Bafana's first choice shot-stopper in the process.

And the 27-year-old has praised the 'family-orientated' atmosphere and camaraderie within the club set-up and cited these two factors as reasons why he never wants to leave, while also expressing an interest in becoming a coach there.

"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 as quoted by the SowetanLIVE.

"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."

Williams then paid tribute to the backroom coaching staff and made special mention of head coach Kaitano Tembo.

"(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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