Mamelodi Sundowns shot-stopper Ronwen Williams extends exceptional personal record

Ronwen Williams during the Mamelodi Sundowns media open day.
Ronwen Williams during the Mamelodi Sundowns media open day.
Lee Warren

Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Ronwen Williams has extended his incredible personal record of clean sheets as the reigning champions continued their winning streak against Swallows FC on Tuesday evening.

The Brazilians won their eighth consecutive DStv Premiership game with a 2-0 win over Swallows on Tuesday evening. In the process, shot stopper Williams kept a sixth successive clean sheet for the first time in his professional career.

The 22/23 campaign has been Williams’ best season since 2011 when he kept five consecutive clean sheets for his previous club SuperSport United.

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The 29-year-old joined Sundowns from neighbours Matsatsantsa for a fee understood to be north of R10 million at the start of the season and has played every single league game for the Brazilians since his arrival.

"A boxer needs a very good sparring partner and he [Williams] just so happens to have exceptional goalkeepers around him," Mokwena said after the Swallows game.

"It’s not only about Ronza, who has improved his game tremendously. Tactically he’s at a very good level.

"His communication is very important in the way we want to play and the bravery to be able to take a few risks in certain situations, not so evident today, but you saw it against Pirates – especially with the teams that press very aggressively from the top."

"So yeah, [Williams] just needs to keep his feet on the ground and keep working."

The Bafana Bafana captain will have a chance to extend his record when Sundowns meet second-placed Richards Bay on Friday.

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