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Bafana skipper joins Brazilians


The Gqeberha-born goalminder will join a wide array of goalkeeping talent at Sundowns.

South African captain Ronwen Williams warms up during the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying football match between Morocco and South Africa held at the Stade Prince Moulay Abdallah in Rabat, Morocco on 9 June 2022. Picture: Nour Akanja, BackpagePix

SUPERSPORT United put an end to all the speculation as they confirmed the departure of captain Ronwen Williams to Mamelodi Sundowns for an undisclosed fee on a five year deal.

Matsatsantsa CEO Stan Matthews took the time to wish Williams well on his next journey and revealed how grateful he was for the goalkeeper’s contribution at the club.

“Ronwen is a beloved son and legend of the club who has entrenched his place in the history books as the longest serving and most capped player in the club’s history.

“It’s rare to find loyalty in football anymore which makes our 18 years with Ronwen truly remarkable,” he told the club’s media department.

“We are very proud that we could produce a player from the tender age of 12 and enable him to reach his childhood dreams by playing for and captaining his club and country. Ronwen leaves us with trophies in the cabinet and very special memories and we wish him every success in life and for his future career at Mamelodi Sundowns.”

The Gqeberha-born goalminder will join a wide array of goalkeeping talent at the Brazilians with Dennis Onyango, Kennedy Mweene and Reyaad Pieterse already on the books.

Williams thanked the club for their contribution in his development along with the three Nedbank Cup, two MTN8 and one Telkom Knockout winners medals he acquired as the club’s No.1.

“I would like to thank the chairman, Mr Khulu Sibiya, for allowing me to be part of such a wonderful club for so many years and for taking good care of me,” he said

“To the club’s CEO, Mr Stanley Matthews, I will forever be indebted to you and for each and every promise you made to me you have successfully fulfilled, I will forever be grateful to you as well as the board.

“To each coach and staff members at the academy, I will not be where I am today without you guys, thank you so much for playing a major role in my career.

“To my entire SuperSport United family, I can’t thank you guys enough. Ronwen Williams is forever United.”

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