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Chiefs goalkeeper Bruce Bvuma eyes Ronwen Williams' spot in Bafana

Kaizer Chiefs shot-stopper Bruce Bvuma acknowledges he is interested in the number one goalkeeping post for Bafana Bafana, which may be up for grabs. Ronwen Williams, a recently acquired goaltender from Mamelodi Sundowns, is the captain and starting goalie for Bafana. There are concerns that this might alter if he is unable to immediately seize the position of number one at Sundowns, where he would face fierce competition, forcing Bafana coach Hugo Broos to find a another keeper. Williams will compete with Denis Onyango, Kennedy Mweene, and Reyaad Pieterse for the starting slot at the Tshwane giants, according to Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi. Williams is not assured a starting berth at the Tshwane giants.

Bruce Bvuma of Kaizer Chiefs during the DStv Premiership match against Royal AM at Chatsworth Stadium on August 6.

Bvuma is aware of the situation, as are practically all of the other goalkeepers in the area. While Bvuma would like to succeed Williams, he acknowledges that succeeding at Chiefs will improve his prospects. "Being a member of the national team is every player's desire, and of course I want to be the starting goalie for the team. The first thing I must do, though, is secure my position with Kaizer Chiefs. Don't get me wrong, Ronwen is top-notch, but it's not only him; Veli Mothwa [of AmaZulu FC], Ricardo [Goss, of SuperSport United], and Reyaad are all in the picture. I predict that this season will feature a lot of South African goalkeepers.

There are many people out there that want this position, but I would love to have it and I'm working towards it. I can't say I will be the only one looking at that place, of course I want it and I won't lie. Williams maintained a clean sheet in Sundowns' 2-0 victory over Cape Town City on his debut, fulfilling the goalkeeper's fantasy. Amakhosi's season opening against Royal AM on Saturday in Durban ended in a 1-0 loss for them, with Bvuma in goal for his team. When Chiefs welcome Maritzburg United to FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Tuesday, they'll be looking to pick up their first victory of the year (7.30pm). "We still have 29 league games left this season, as the coach [Arthur Zwane] stated. Given that we are playing at home on Tuesday, I think it is crucial for us to earn every point possible. "We need to dominate like we did against Royal AM and use every strategy at our disposal to win games."


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