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Ronwen Williams says Bafana Bafana must play like their lives depend on it against Senegal

Posted: 9 November 2016 Time: 09:32

Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Ronwen Williams says they’ll play as if their lives depend on it when they face Senegal in a World Cup qualifier at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday.

Itumeleng Khune and Brighton Mhlongo stand between Williams and the number one jersey but according to the SuperSport United stopper it doesn’t matter who starts on Saturday as long as the players selected get the job done.

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“Whoever plays will have to play as if their lives depend on it,” Williams told “For us it’s all about getting the job done, you know.

“Senegal is a quality team with almost all of their players playing in top European Leagues so we’ll have our work cut for us.

“We're under no illusion as to the massive challenge they pose. The fact that it’s our home game means we have to get a positive result.

“The fact that we’ve beaten them before is an indication that we can beat the best in Africa. And like I said we’ll have to be fully prepared and play as if our lives depend on it."

The 24-year old 'keeper also admitted that playing against world class strikers like Sadio Mane is a prospect that he is relishing.

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“Mane is one of the most feared strikers in the English Premier League. He is a goal scorer of note and our defence will have to make sure they keep him in check. His pace will be something we will have to contain as he does a lot of running on both wings. At least we know how he plays,” Williams concludes.

Article by: Seraj Jones
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