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Williams Reveals His Siya Kolisi Dream

Mamelodi Sundowns and Bafana Bafana captain Ronwen Williams has revealed his dream of partnering with other influential figures like his Springboks counterpart Siya Kolisi to be able to give back to his community.  

The two captains hail from Gqeberha in Gelvandale and Zwide townships, respectively, which are eight kilometres apart, and have gone on to live their dreams, representing and leading their country in South Africa’s two most popular sports. The reigning DStv Premiership Footballer of the Season admitted that he is inspired by Kolisi and the community work he has been doing.

Williams told iDiski Times senior writer Velile Mnyandu in edition 160 of the newspaper after his Ronwen 30 Foundation event in his hometown, that he’d like to work with Kolisi and other stars from the area so that they have a bigger impact and reach to those in need.

“It’s amazing, and like I’ve said, Siya Kolisi inspires me,” Williams told iDiski Times.

“I have had many conversations with him about what he is doing. His Foundation inspired me to start mine as well. We have had the opportunity to have a chat about this, and hopefully, in the future, we can link up and do something for the whole Gqeberha and not only where we come from.

“We want to give back to the whole Gqeberha because there are so many kids that have the talent, but they don’t have the opportunities, and maybe they don’t even have that belief that they can make it. So hopefully in the future when the time allows myself, Siya and a few others that have made it we can holistically get the whole Gqeberha involved.”

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Lethabo Kganyago
Lethabo Kganyago
Lethabo Kganyago is currently working as a web and newspaper writer for iDiski Times. This award-winning sports journalist covers the Limpopo area and also specialises in coverage of women's football, including Banayana Banyana.