Absa Premiership

Makola: Furman is another Steven Pienaar

2015-08-21 07:00
Dean Furman

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates midfielder Mpho Makola reveals that he is glad that Dean Furman is plying is trade in the PSL.

Furman penned a two-deal with SuperSport United and will don the number eight jersey for the Pretoria club.

Makola, who has been the fan favourite among the Ghost, says he is definitely looking forward to playing alongside Furman and that he is another Steven Pienaar with great sportsmanship.

“It’s really good that Dean Furman is back in the country you know," he told Sport24.

“He is definitely another Steven Pienaar, he is a quality player and he knows how to control the ball on the field and he has great sportsmanship.

“That is what SuperSport needed and I am also glad that he is back in the national team and made the squad.

“It will be really great playing alongside him and making the country proud. I wish him all the best back in the PSL. We are ready to showcase for sure."

The midfielder also made the Bafana Bafana squad that will take on Mauritania in the Africa Cup of Nations in 2017 said that he is feeling very humble to have been selected by Shakes Mashaba and is excited to make the nation proud.

“I am very excited. This is every footballer’s team when making the national squad and I am looking forward to making the nation proud and my team proud.

"I have to pay the coaches back for believing in me. There is always pressure in football, always on a certain level.

“You always have to perform to the best of your ability not only for yourself but for everyone else who has believed in you from the very beginning."


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Friday, 24 January 2020
Cape Town City v Black Leopards, Cape Town Stadium 20:00
SuperSport United v Chippa United, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 25 January 2020
Stellenbosch v Polokwane City, Cape Town Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Kaizer Chiefs, Moses Mabhida Stadium 15:30
Orlando Pirates v AmaZulu, Orlando Stadium 18:00
Sunday, 26 January 2020
Baroka FC v Maritzburg United, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

And the 2019/20 Absa Premiership champions will be ... ?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.