Mamelodi Sundowns first choice goalkeeper Ronwen Williams has shed some light on what made his adaptation easier at the club, after being signed from the cross-town rivals SuperSport United, at the start of the 2022/23 DStv Premiership season.
Williams has had a dream start to life at Sundowns, and he has managed 15 appearances so far this season, which includes a starting berth in all the league games thus far. Williams has conceded only five goals in the Premiership, and has kept eight clean sheets while managing to sideline Dennis Onyango and Kennedy Mweene, who are arguably the best goalkeepers on the Africa continent.
“It’s been a pleasure for me to be part of such an amazing team, amazing brand on the continent and I set high standards for myself, hence the adaptation was smooth for me,” Williams told the media.
“I want to be better, I challenge myself to be better each and every game, so the transition for me as much as I was at SuperSport for such a long time, it was easy to adapt because of knowing lot of players here I had worked with before, and that made it much easier for me. Like I said I have the mentality of winning, this brand associate itself with winning, so the transition has been smooth,” he added.
The 30-year-old goal-minder is in the Hugo Broos’ 23-man squad that will face Mozambique and Angola in friendly matches set to take place on the 17th and 20th of November at Mbombela Stadium.
Masandawana head coach, Rhulani Mokwena also heaped praises on the Bafana Bafana first choice goalie for the hard work and commitment he has shown since joining the star-studded Sundowns team in the off-season.
“He’s been exceptional, I don’t know if you guys have seen how many attacks Ronwen has actually been responsible for this club so far. Just go back and watch the goal we scored against Maritzburg United and you tell me how many goalkeepers in this country can make a pass like that,” said Mokwena.