Ronwen Williams explains that he opted to commit to Mamelodi Sundowns after his dream of an overseas move failed to materialise.

The 32-year-old has been in superb form for the Brazilians over the past few campaigns since signing from SuperSport United.

He further cemented himself as a top goalkeeper with his performances for South Africa at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations where his performances help Bafana Bafana reach the semi-finals.

It was expected that offers would coming flying in for the former Matsatsantsa stopper after the AFCON finals, but Williams signed a new Sundowns deal after seeing his options of a move limited.

He said on iDiski Times: “I think if that was to materialise it should have happened after AFCON, I think that was the perfect moment but nothing concrete came my way, or anything my [agent] or club brought up, so why not stay at Mamelodi Sundowns.”

Williams signed a new four-year contract with Sundowns, and added that he is looking forward to achieving more success with the club.

“We’re looking for great things, being part of the FIFA Club World Cup, they giving me the platform, I’m happy at the club, I signed a new deal – long may this continue, the achievements, the success and even the heartbreak,” he explained.

“It’s been amazing, I’ve enjoyed every moment, I don’t think I’ve had any higher moments than this, and it’s happened back-to-back-to-back, and this all the sacrifices I have made, it’s finally paying off.

“Long may this continue [for Sundowns and Bafana Bafana], it’s just for me to remain the person I am, being humble, working hard and believing in God.”