JOHANNESBURG - The two sides of Ronwen Williams are in constant communication with each other.
The confident and brilliant SuperSport United goalkeeper, who will lead his team in the final of the Caf Confederation Cup, nudges the 25-year-old who has had a shaky Bafana Bafana career to be a lot like the Williams of Matsatsantsa a Pitori.
“I am my own biggest critic and source of motivation,” Williams said. “I have been able to be SuperSport’s No 1 this long because of constantly looking to improve. It all boils down to what I want as an individual. I want to be my team’s No 1 and I want to be the best goalkeeper in South Africa.
"At the start of every season I set goals for myself after evaluating how I performed the last season. If I don’t reach my goals, I work even harder the following season to be better. People think that disappointment and criticism brings me down. But that’s not the case. It actually pushes me to improve.”
Having struggled to make a name for himself on the continent with Bafana, thanks to his shaky performances and Itumeleng Khune’s brilliance, Williams has been doing what he can’t do with the national team at his club. The lad from Port Elizabeth was a calm figure in Rades as SuperSport beat Club Africain 3-1 on Sunday to set up a meeting with TP Mazembe in the two-legged Confederation Cup final next month.