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South Africas goalkeeper Ronwen Williams concedes
South Africas goalkeeper Ronwen Williams concedes a goal to Brazils forward Neymar (R) during a friendly match between South Africa and Brazil at Soccer City stadium  ~ MARCO LONGARI / AFP / Getty Images)

SUPERSPORT United goalkeeper Ronwen Williams has urged Bafana Bafana supporters to forget about his performance in the 5-0 defeat to Brazil in 2014.

Williams is in the South Africa squad to face Libya  in a crucial Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifieron Sunday 24 March, at the Stade Taieb Mhiri in Tunisia (6pm SA time).

Bafana are currently in second place in Group E on nine points while Nigeria have accumulated 10 points and have already qualified despite having to still play the Seychelles. 

Libya (seven points) find themselves with a chance to head to Egypt in June for the tournament - but only if they beat Bafana Bafana.

Baxter's charges only need a point (a draw or win) to qualify

The United shot-stopper has not been at his best when donning the national team colors.

"People keep speaking about the Brazil game. That happened five years ago. I've played other games for Bafana. Our last Bafana game was against Paraguay and I played in the second half," said Williams.

"People don't speak about that. I played my part in the goal with my distribution, but people don't see that.

"But that's part of the game and that's how things go. They say you are as good as your last game and I will take confidence out of the game second half I played against Paraguay. I kept a clean and played my part in the goal.

"Coach Stuart believes in me, I've worked with and I know what he expects. Like I've said before, I know I've not had the best Bafana career before, I've conceded a lot of goals, but I can't start doubting myself now.

"I'm the only one that can believe in myself. If given the opportunity, I need to claim it."

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