30 August 2021 – Players assembled in Johannesburg on Sunday for the start of the World Cup Qualifier camp, as Bafana Bafana take on Zimbabwe away in Harare on Friday afternoon (3rd September 2021) and Ghana back at home on Monday (6 September 2021) evening.
Supersport United’s goalkeeper Ronwen Williams, will wear the captain’s armband and deputising is Al Ahly’s newly signed forward Percy Tau.
“The Captains who are senior players have shown their ability to lead and based on this decision I feel these players can rise to the occasion,” Coach Hugo Broos announced at a press conference held on Monday afternoon at Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto.
Williams, who was a part of the under-23 squad at the Tokyo Olympics earlier this year said that he is overjoyed to lead the team against Zimbabwe and Ghana.
“I am humbled to lead as Captain, under the tutelage of Coach Hugo Broos. I understand his vision with Bafana Bafana and I’m happy to be a part of it, as we pave our way to the Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022. The Olympics have taught me many lessons and one of them, is to never give up,” said Williams.
Former Brighton and Hove Albion player, Percy Tau who recently signed for Al Ahly on a three year contract, will be vice-captain.
“It’s been a whirlwind, the past week. It’s firstly a great honour to receive a call up and to be chosen as deputy captain. I look forward to this experience and to represent my country and to hopefully get back that scoring feeling,” said Tau.
Broos named a 31 man squad that he trimmed down to 23 last week and every player has heeded the call to represent their country.