South African Player Admits His Mistake Gave Nigeria 2-1 Win


Ronwen Williams


South Africa goalkeeper, Ronwen Williams has taken accountability for the error that led to their 2-1 defeat to Nigeria on Wednesday evening.


The end result noticed Bafana Bafana exit the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, whereas the Tremendous Eagles certified for the semi-final.


The sport was heading to extra-time earlier than Williams flapped at Moses Simon’s nook kick, permitting William Troost-Ekong a straightforward end with only one minute of regular time remaining.


“I’m very very disillusioned. It’s a nasty option to exit of the match.

“Final second lapse in focus from myself, it’s a nasty option to exit however we lovingly be taught from these moments.

“These mistakes must make us stronger so we learn from this. I’m not going to let this weigh me down. I will stay positive and reach for the stars,” Williams advised ACL Sports activities.

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The 27-year-old goalkeeper, nonetheless, insisted that he’s not bothered by the backlash that awaits them again dwelling.


“I believe we gave it our all. Constructive criticism is ok. We all know as a group that we didn’t play nicely within the group levels. We don’t want different folks to inform us, we all know as a group, the coach mentioned it and you would see we performed a lot better as soon as we got here out of the group.

“Against Egypt was one of our best games, today we played okay and we know we could’ve played better but we learn from the mistakes and stay together,” he mentioned.

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Updated: July 11, 2019 — 5:53 pm


  1. Football is just a game. Sometimes you win and sometimes you loose. It’s not a do or die affair. As we congratulate the winners, it’s an opportunity to tell the runner up to wake up, cheer up and prepare for next season.

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