Double delight for Furman

2013-01-28 11:03
Dean Furman (Gallo Images)

Durban - Dean Furman enjoyed a delightful double on Sunday when South Africa qualified for the Africa Nations Cup (AFCON) quarter-finals and his club Oldham Athletic eliminated Liverpool in the English FA Cup.

"I walked straight into the changing room and was told the score," Furman told reporters with a broad smile after learning that third-tier Oldham had scored a shock 3-2 win over Premier League opposition.

The midfielder, who featured in a 2-2 draw for South Africa against Group A rivals Morocco that clinched a place in the last eight for the host nation, said he got straight on the phone to Oldham's two-goal hero Matt Smith.

"We share a house together," Furman said. "I can only imagine the party back there tonight.

"I'm totally thrilled with both results. What a day for me."

Furman is now hoping to play against Everton in the fifth round on February 16 or 17, one week after AFCON ends.

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