Williams is aware that he has not quite delivered when he is in a Bafana jersey, but feels he did well after coming on as a substitute in the national team’s Nelson Mandela Challenge match against Paraguay in November last year. Williams came on at the start of the second half for Darrent Keet, who conceded in the first half as the match went on to finish 1-1.
Williams wants people to rather remember the role in played in the equaliser Percy Tau in the third minute of stoppage time.
Williams will be competing for the number jersey with Keet, ahead of Bafana’s final Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Libya next weekend.
“People keep speaking about the Brazil game. That happened five years ago. I’ve played other games for Bafana. Our last Bafana game was against Paraguay and I played in the second half. People don’t speak about that. I played my part in the goal with my distribution, but people don’t see that,” Williams says.
“But that’s part of the game and that’s how things go. They say you are as good as your last game and I will take confidence out of the game second half I played against Paraguay. I kept a clean and played my part in the goal.
“Coach Stuart believes in me, I’ve worked with and I know what he expects. Like I’ve said before, I know I’ve not had the best Bafana career before – I’ve conceded a lot of goals – but I can’t start doubting myself now. I’m the only one that can believe in myself. If given the opportunity, I need to claim it.”