Head coach of South Africa – Hugo Broos has named Supersport United goalkeeper – Ronwen Williams as the new captain of the Bafana Bafana as they prepare to take on Zimbabwe and Ghana in the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
According to the Belgian tactician, Williams and Percy Tau [deputy] have shown their ability to lead:
“The Captains who are senior players have shown their ability to lead and based on this decision I feel these players can rise to the occasion,” Coach Hugo Broos told the press on Monday afternoon at Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto.
Having been named the leaders of the new look Bafana Bafana, the two players also used the occasion to express their delight:
“I am humbled to lead as Captain, under the tutelage of Coach Hugo Broos. I understand his vision with Bafana Bafana and I’m happy to be a part of it, as we pave our way to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. The Olympics have taught me many lessons and one of them, is to never give up,” said Williams.
“It’s been a whirlwind, the past week. It’s firstly a great honour to receive a call up and to be chosen as deputy captain. I look forward to this experience and to represent my country and to hopefully get back that scoring feeling,” said newly signed Al Ahly forward, Percy Tau.
South Africa who have been camping in Johannesburg since Sunday will take on Zimbabwe in Harare on Friday, September 03, 2021 before playing host to the Black Stars of Ghana on Monday, September 06.