Williams’ outstanding performance in the Africa Cup of Nations has garnered global attention. He saved four penalties to lead Bafana into the next round, a remarkable feat that has earned him praise and recognition. Additionally, he became the first South African goalkeeper to keep four clean sheets in a single tournament since 1996. His remarkable skills during the shootout have been acknowledged by prominent figures such as ex-Arsenal and England striker Ian Wright, who described Williams’ performance as the best he has ever seen.
Wright shared his admiration for Williams’ efforts in a podcast called “Wrighty’s House,” and also mentioned that it was one of the best goalkeeper performances in a penalty shootout that he has witnessed. This recognition illustrates the impact of Williams’ exceptional goalkeeping abilities on a global scale.