Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Ronwen Williams says he owes his life to SuperSport United ahead of facing his former club in the DStv Premiership on Tuesday.

The 32-year-old Bafana Bafana captain began his career with Matsatsantsa as a bright-eyed 12-year-old, and only swapped the club for Sundowns in 2022.

He has won every trophy on offer with the Brazilians and his team are currently 12 points clear at the top of the league standings, and 13 clear of four-placed SuperSport with two games in hand.

Speaking ahead of the clash at Loftus, Williams explained that he has tasted defeat to SuperSport before, but regardless of the outcome his reaction will be muted.

The keeper said in the Citizen: “It depends on the type of save that I make. If it’s a match-saving one then I will (celebrate) because sometimes your body just takes over.

“I try to have as much respect for SuperSport as possible. I don’t try to go over the top with any of my celebrations. Obviously, we want to win the game but I don’t want to go above and beyond with any celebrations.

“I owe my life to them and not only for what they have done for me in the first team but taking me as a 12-year-old and molding me into the player that I am today. I try to have respect when we win or lose because we lost to them in my first game against them.”