Bafana Bafana defender Grant Kekana says captain Ronwen Williams could save the South African economy after his heroic display in the quarter-finals of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.
Williams made two crucial saves in regulation time and saved four penalties in the shootout, to see South Africa progress 2-1 past Cape Verde and book a place in the semi-finals against Nigeria.
“World-class keeper, all I can say… I think he should be made the minister of finance, he can save South Africa’s economy,” Kekana said about Williams’ performance.
With South Africa now keeping four consecutive clean sheets since their opening Group E defeat to Mali in Korhogo, Williams has equalled a long-standing record of 1996 AFCON winner Andre Arendse.
“I think we understand if we don’t concede, we don’t lose games, so we try to work so hard as a team, I think we defend from the front, it gives a chance of winning the game,” Kekana added on their impressive run.
“It’s another tough opponent, Nigeria has many quality players, we’ve done so well to get this far, but we believe in ourselves, we’ll go to the drawing board, plan accordingly and give ourselves a chance at getting a positive result against them.”
South Africa will travel to Bouake on Sunday afternoon ahead of their last-four tie against the Super Eagles on Wednesday (19h00).