Following an incredible display of goalkeeping in their Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final penalty shootout by Bafana Bafana skipper Ronwen Williams on Saturday, South Africa has been overwhelming in its praise for the gloveman.
The match had ended 0-0 after the regulation 90, and a further 30 minutes of extra time could still not separate the sides.
It was then the turn of Williams to shine, and drive his nation into a semi-final date with Nigeria on Wednesday.
South African comedian Rory Petzer said in an Instragram post that Checkers should change the name of their extra savings card to the Ronwen Williams card.
Williams makes history
@JoBertrand9 said on X, formerly Twitter: “Never in the history a keeper had saved 4 penalties in a shootout in either the World Cup, or namely AFCON, EURO, or Copa America.
Never until... Ronwen Williams on 3 Feb 2024”
Sky Sports Football posted: Ronwen Williams, take a bow.
@fanamokoena said: “Ronwen Williams carried the country yesterday. He was the president. My man! Salute!!!”
The Mamelodi Sundowns keeper Williams, meanwhile, was reluctant to take sole credit for his heroics: "I give credit to the analysts. They prepare me, they cut so many videos. We study the clubs. I study them as well, I try to pick up trends.
"My phone is full of penalty clips so it is credit to the analysts for doing the work because it is not easy to get footage of some of those players because they play all over the world."
Bafana coach Hugo Broos will now turn his attention on slaying another giant of Africa football, after already dispatching Morocco in the Round of 16.