Williams – It’s A New Dawn For Bafana
Ronwen Williams, who is expected to captain Bafana Bafana in today’s international friendly, says it’s a new dawn for Bafana as they play their first match under the new coaching regime.
It will be the first game since Hugo Broos was named as coach, but the Belgian will be absent as he is in his home country receiving his second Covid-19 vaccination shot.
Following a few player withdrawals at the start of the week, Bafana were dealt another blow yesterday when first assistant coach Cedomir Janevski tested positive for Covid-19, so second assistant Helman Mkhalele will lead the team at Orlando Stadium.
Meanwhile Williams says it’s been refreshing to see a whole lot of new faces in camp, and they’ve done a lot of work in a short space of time.
“It is a new dawn,” Williams told the gathered media.
“I mean, quite a lot of new players, a lot of new faces. But it’s a continuity. I mean, Bafana Bafana has always been there, we’ve always had the players, so we just adding to what we’ve had before.
“And I mean, the guys who’s come in, I mean, they’ve done well over the last few seasons, a lot of guys who deserve it.
“And like the coach said in his first interview, he is looking at bringing fresh players. So he’s done that, he’s identified the players, and it’s for them to grab the opportunity, so I’m just happy to be part of the team again, and ja we’re looking forward to it.
“It’s a new challenge. You know, it’s not going to be easy. I mean, it’s a new team, but the guys are ready, we’ve done a lot of work in a short space of time but the guys look ready.”