SuperSport United have named Bafana Bafana international goalkeeper Ronwen Williams as their new captain following the departure of Dean Furman.
Furman was released after the expiry of his contract and the club has immediately turned to the 27 year-old Williams.
“Firstly, this is a dream come true and feel honoured and privileged to lead this wonderful team,” Williams tells the club’s official website.
“It’s an achievement which comes with loads of responsibilities, but one that I am looking forward too. I have learned so much over the years through the different leaders and I will put everything into practice.
“I would like to give special thanks to our head coach Kaitano Tembo for trusting me once again to lead the team as he did in 2008 at the academy. The chairman (Mr Khulu Sibiya) and the CEO (Stan Matthews) have given me their full support and this a massive challenge for me, but one I will cherish and give my level best in all times.”
Matsatsantsa head coach Kaitano Tembo says Ronwen has served well as Vice Captain of the side under Dean Furman and knows the culture of the club.
“Ronwen Williams came through our development ranks and has been with us since the age of 12. Ronwen knows the club culture and is well respected in the dressing room,” Tembo tells the Club Website.
“He was working very well with Dean Furman as his vice-captain and I have no doubt that he will carry the baton from where Dean left off. I wish him all the best and success, because he deserves it.”