Orlando Pirates expected to make move for SuperSport United keeper Williams

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The Buccaneers have also been linked with Williams' club teammate Jeremy Brockie, who remains one of the most reliable strikers in the PSL

Orlando Pirates have reportedly renewed their pursuit of SuperSport United goalkeeper Ronwen Williams as they look to revamp their squad ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.

The Soweto giants have featured four different goalkeepers - more than any other team in the PSL this season as their goalkeeping woes continue.

Siyabonga Mpontshane, Jackson Mabokgwane, Brighton Mhlongo and Felipe Ovono have made costly errors, while in Bucs goal this season. Ovono has since been released by the club.

The Equatorial Guinea international was replaced by Nigerian Under-23 star Emmanuel Daniel in January, 2017, but the latter is yet to make his competitive debut for Bucs.

With 38 goals conceded from 28 matches, Pirates have the third worst defence in the league and the Bucs technical team are said to be unhappy with the goalkeeping department.

As a result, the Buccaneers are believed to have looked to Port Elizabeth-born shot-stopper Williams to solve their goalkeeping problem as they plan for next season.

The former South Africa youth international was heavily linked with a move to Pirates last season, but SuperSport told Goal that the player was not for sale.

However, Matsatsantsa have since signed former Kaizer Chiefs shot-stopper Reyaad Pietersee, who has provided stiff competition for Williams this season.

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It remains to be seen if SuperSport will now consider selling Williams, if Pirates make an enticing offer during the upcoming July-August Transfer Window period.

The 25-year-old goal-minder, who is a SuperSport academy product, is still contracted to the Tshwane giants until June, 2018.

On his day, Williams is undoubtedly one of the best keepers in the PSL - having helped Matsatsantsa win the Nedbank Cup twice and Telkom KnockOut Cup once.

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