Ronwen Williams: Bafana Bafana Captain Commits Long Term Future to Mamelodi Sundowns

Ronwen Williams: Bafana Bafana Captain Commits Long Term Future to Mamelodi Sundowns

Robert Abong'o
May 3, 2024 at 3:57 PM
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  • Mamelodi Sundowns extend Ronwen Williams' contract until 2028
  • Williams has featured in 69 games for Sundowns, lifting three trophies
  • He was instrumental in South Africa's historic run in the 2023 AFCON

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DSTv Premiership champions, Mamelodi Sundowns, have made a significant move to secure their star goalkeeper, Ronwen Williams, for the long haul.

The club has announced that Williams' contract has been extended until 2028, just a day after they clinched their seventh consecutive Premier Soccer League (PSL) title.

Since joining Sundowns almost two years ago, the shot-stopper has been instrumental in the team's success, featuring in 69 games across all competitions and lifting three trophies.

Ronwen Williams has signed a contract extension with Mamelodi Sundowns. Photo: AFP.
Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper, Ronwen Williams, has signed a long-term contract extension. Photo: AFP.
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These include two league titles and the prestigious African Football League accolade, as per iDiski Times.

The 32-year-old South Africa captain has now committed his future to the club, solidifying his position as one of the country's top goalkeepers.

Through a video on their X platform, the Brazilians made the announcement with the caption "More Saves, More Clean Sheets, More Ronwen,"

Williams' impressive form also earned him recognition on the international stage. He played a crucial role in South Africa's historic run in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), where they finished in the top three for the first time in 24 years.

His penalty-saving heroics against Cape Verde and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) earned him the Golden Glove Award and even drew praise from Cameroonian football legend Joseph Antoine Bell.

Off the pitch, Williams has also been making a positive impact. He recently visited his old school, Gelvandale Primary School in Gqeberha, and donated R50,000 towards the school's sporting department.

Williams defends Hugo Broos for rotating

Sports Brief reported that Williams backed Bafana boss, Hugo Broos' decision to start a much-changed team in their friendly against Andorra during the international break.

South Africa were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw against the 164th-ranked team on Friday, March 22.

Most players who started in their third-place playoff against the DR Congo did not play against the European side.

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