Williams happy to see more youngsters in Bafana’s setup



Bafana Bafana captain Ronwen Williams is happy that coach Hugo Broos is introducing more youngsters to the team which he sees as building for the future.

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Broos promised when he first took over at Bafana that he would prepare young players who are always hungry for success.

The Bafana coach has called on Luke le Roux, Mihlali Mayambela, Sphephelo Sithole, Melusi Buthelezi, Zakhele Lepasa and Sibongiseni Mthethwa among others.

“It’s good for them that the coach gives them the opportunity. We have some injuries among the more permanent players who were here before.

“It’s an opportunity to seize”, comments the skipper on the chance offered to young people.

Ashely Du Preez was also called up late to replace Lyle Foster who will not be attending camp due to injury.

“Putting on the South African shirt is a huge honor and there is a lot of pride involved. For me as captain it is about making sure they feel at home and are at home. comfortable.

“I was in their shoes not too long ago and I know how they feel – lots of butterflies. They want to impress so it’s just for me to tell them they’re there because the coach and the technical team saw something good in them. They just have to do what they did for their club,” added Williams.

The Bafana will look to rebuild their confidence against Sierra Leone on Saturday and Botswana on Tuesday – both matches are at the FNB Stadium.

Broos’ side have been badly beaten in their last two games, losing 5-0 to France in a friendly and 2-1 to Morocco in an African Cup of Nations qualifier. CAF nations.

“We have to regain our confidence, but it is not certain that we will do it against Botswana or Sierra Leone because on the African continent there are no easy opponents.

“We’re going to give it our all. It’s about putting our best foot forward. These two games aren’t going to be easy… but with us playing at home, we have to show our authority.

“We have to play our football and we have to go out there and dominate,” the Mamelodi Sundowns keeper said.