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