Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Ronwen Williams has emphasised the need to uphold continuity and providing supporting to incoming coach Hugo Broos pointing out that his experience could just provide the lift that the senior national team needs.
Broos has taken over Bafana at a time when they just failed to qualify for the AFCON finals and are due to start their World Cup qualifiers next month leaving the Belgian with little time to get going.
"We need to welcome and accept him because he is now our coach," says Williams speaking to KickOff.com at an Adidas event in Durban.
Williams – who has been the first-choice goalkeeper for the past years, has already worked under Gordon Igesund, Shakes Mashaba, Stuart Baxter and Molefi Ntseki since his first call-up to the national team in 2013 and feels there is need for believing in the man at the helm.
"He has won the AFCON before so he knows what it takes to win so hopefully his winning habits can rub off on us along with his experience of winning with Cameroon. Hopefully, he knows what we are lacking and what we are missing. So, hopefully he can help us bring our A team all the time and not just perform in patches but perform at all the times.
"We had a good thing going with coach Stuart and then we had another with Molefi and then there was no continuity so hopefully even though it happens we don’t qualify but there is a good thing going on let there be continuity because you just don’t get success overnight. It takes a lot of sacrifices, lots of defeats because that is how you are going to appreciate and know where you have gone wrong. So, hopefully things can go well, and we can put smiles on the faces of the fans again," says the SuperSport United keeper.
Broos comes in having had his last job at KV Oostende but was in charge when Cameroon won the 2017 AFCON in Gabon where his tactical masterclass left an under strength Indomitable Lions as champions.
That job in charge of Cameroon is the only national team that he has held on the continent but has coached clubs in Algeria while he has also worked in Belgium, Turkey, Greece, and the United Arab Emirates.