Bafana Bafana captain Ronwen Williams has raised his fist in standing up for Rushine de Reuck as he seeks to get his groove back following the controversy of what happened with Bafana Bafana on Sunday.
De Reuck was adjudged by dubious Senegalese referee Ndiaye Maugette to have fouled Daniel Amartey in the box leading to the controversial penalty which ultimately decided the World Cup qualifying game.
The Sundowns defender has now found himself having to deal with a difficult week as he also works his way into finding his place at club level again.
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The 25-year-old last played for Sundowns on October 3 against Swallows and hasn’t featured in all six games played since then.
"I know how he feels and obviously he is disappointed, but we are proud of him," says Williams who now has the responsibility of leading.
"At the COSAFA they played six games and he is one of the reasons they didn’t concede and at Sundowns I don’t even know how many games they have played without conceding.
"With us, we only conceded two goals in six games, and he is one of the reasons we have been so solid at the back so he shouldn’t drop his head because this is a small setback for greater things to come for him.
"He needs to keep working. Keep fighting and I can see a wonderful future for him," says Williams.
As The Brazilians head off to face Cape Town City on Saturday, De Reuck will take pride in that the last time Sundowns conceded in a league match in which he played was as far back as April in a 2-1 win over Chippa United.
This means the last 10 league games in which De Reuck has played have all been clean sheets for the club.