Ronwen Williams Clinches Afcon 2023 Golden Glove
Bafana Bafana’s Ronwen Williams has emerged as the standout goalkeeper, earning the prestigious title of the best goalkeeper at Afcon 2023.
The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has expressed immense pride in Williams’ exceptional performance.
Goalkeeping Excellence Unveiled
Williams’ outstanding contributions included three clean sheets against Namibia, Tunisia, and Morocco.
The 32-year-old goalkeeper from Gqeberha showcased his prowess with a match-winning save against Cape Verde, ultimately saving four out of five penalties in the subsequent shootout.
His remarkable efforts continued with two additional clean sheets against Nigeria in the semi-finals and DR Congo in the bronze medal game, where he once again played a pivotal role in securing victory through penalty saves.
Recognition and Praise
Caf acknowledged Williams’ exceptional performance, declaring him the recipient of the Ecobank Best Goalkeeper award.
The recognition emphasized his significant impact throughout the Total Energies AFCON 2023 tournament.
Broos’ Continued Tenure Confirmed
In a surprising turn of events, Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos, who faced both supporters and critics before Afcon 2023, is confirmed to stay in his position beyond 2024.
Reports reveal that South African Football Association (Safa) president Danny Jordaan has decided to extend Broos’ contract until 2026.
Broos’ Perspective and Frustrations
Broos, in a media interaction before the semi-finals loss to Nigeria, acknowledged contemplating his future but expressed his enjoyment of the job.
Despite facing frustrations, especially regarding perceived low support from the Premier Soccer League, Broos remains committed to building the team.
Safa’s Support for Broos
President Danny Jordaan emphasized the need to support Broos, acknowledging the coach’s frustrations with unfair criticism and challenges with the PSL.
Jordaan urged unity, emphasizing the positive changes Broos has implemented in the national team and highlighting the importance of resolving issues between Broos and the PSL.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn