Williams opens up on 'big three' move


Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Ronwen Williams says there is no guarantee he will retire at SuperSport United as he harbours ambitions of emulating Denis Onyango and Hlompho Kekana.

Williams has already lifted himself to legendary status at SuperSport since breaking into the first team in the 2010/11 season but is crying out for league success which has eluded the club for the past decade.

"My desire has always been to thank the club for giving me the nice life that I am now living by winning them the league," he says in July edition of KICK OFF magazine – currently on sale.

"If the club feels that they don’t need me anymore and I need to move on the ball is always in their court. If the club comes to me and says we are fighting only for top eight, then I will cut ties and say, ‘that is not what I want to achieve because I want to win the league’.

"That way we will have to shake hands and separate in a professional manner. So, I am not saying I will stay at SuperSport for the rest of my life. I would love to but if our goals are not the same then we need to shake hands. Over the years our squad at SuperSport has become thinner and have let ourselves down as a team."

With every passing transfer window over the past six years, his name has attracted speculation that linked him with a potential move to the 'big three'.

"Obviously, in the past, I didn’t feel I needed to leave because we were always challenging, competing and came just short [of winning the league], but I feel in recent years we have slacked a bit," he continues.

"I need to start looking at where we are as a team. Am I just a top-five team goalkeeper or can I push myself by going to a bigger club and challenge [for the championship]? I need to decide with the club and my management. If the club says they are ready to build a team to challenge, then I am ready as the captain.

"Right now, I feel we are way off the pace. I am a realist so that is why I spoke to our people and told them that we are nowhere near challenging. If a team comes knocking and the club is happy to let me go then I am ready for the next challenge."

Williams has become the senior national team's first-choice shot-stopper in recent years and has been included in the current Olympic squad as one of the over-aged players.

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