Ronwen Williams Mofokeng

Bafana Bafana captain Ronwen Williams embracing Relebohile Mofokeng after his debut. Image: Backpagepix

‘There’s no ego, there’s no sulking’ – Ronwen Williams full of praise for Mofokeng

It was Ronwen Williams who advised Bafana coach Hugo Broos to give Mofokeng some minutes against the Warriors.

Ronwen Williams Mofokeng

Bafana Bafana captain Ronwen Williams embracing Relebohile Mofokeng after his debut. Image: Backpagepix

Bafana Bafana captain Ronwen Williams has explained why Orlando Pirates teenager Relebohile Mofokeng is so special.

Mamelodi Sundowns shot-stopper also praised the Bucs winger’s attitude, saying it will take him far after making his Bafana Bafana debut against Zimbabwe last week. It was Ronwen Williams who advised Bafana coach Hugo Broos to give Mofokeng some minutes against the Warriors.

“He deserves it for the season he’s had at such a young age, and when I saw and interacted with him in the Bafana camp, he’s such a happy spirit who just wants to play football,” said Williams, per SABC Sport. 

“There’s no ego, there’s no sulking, he’s just happy and he wants to play football, and I love that. He’s different from the rest of the youngsters – he’s just happy to have the ball at his feet.

“I was watching him throughout the week [in camp] and I saw how he handles and carries himself, and he just makes me so happy to see him every day, I even get excited to see him, because he’s always happy and has a smile on his face,” he continued. 

Ronwen Williams impressed with Mofokeng

“He’s fearless and wants to take on opponents, he wants to play his game, and that’s what we want and need from him [in Bafana], so when he came to camp, I said, ‘Look, you deserve to be here, just do what you’ve been doing for your club, and just be you.

“I’m just glad that he got his debut, I know how important it is for someone to get their debut, and what a day, what an atmosphere for him to come on, and I knew the crowd wanted him [on the pitch],” Williams added.

Just like Ronwen Williams, Mofokeng has been linked with a move to Europe.