Absa Premiership

Furman thriving alongside Yeye

2016-11-07 16:26
Reneilwe Letsholonyane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - SuperSport United midfielder Dean Furman says he is excited about the potential of his side's midfield and the form of Renilwe Letsholonyane.

Following the historic 6-1 thrashing of Orlando Pirates last week which led to the resignation of their head coach Muhsin Ertugral, local media has hailed the influence of Furman and his midfield partner.

Both players were integral parts of Bafana Bafana in the past with Furman recently winning his place back into the national setup.

However, at the age of 34, Yeye was expected to fall from grace after his release from Kaizer Chiefs but it's been quite a remarkable turnaround - as Furman highlights his class and winning mentality he brings to Matsatsansa.

"I knew what Yeye was all about (before he joined SuperSport United), I have been lucky enough to play with him for the national team for the past few years and coming to the club - it was a massive signing for us," he told reporters.

"Yeye is a top, top professional, he has been at the top and I think one of the most important things about Yeye  is that he knows how to get the job done. He has won trophies, he has won leagues and to play alongside him is an absolute pleasure.

"I think our games compliment each other quite well, maybe I give him a bit of freedom to go forward, to go and do his thing. His passing ability is up there with the best I have played with.

"So to play alongside Yeye, I think for all of us at SuperSport - we can all just say that he is one of the top professionals that we all wish to play with, all aspire to look at his career and we want to kind of do what he has done.

"To have him in our ranks, the knowledge he can pass on to the players and just his overall performance is just excellent," the former Doncaster midfielder added.

"He is a major reason behind our performances and results of late."

United capped off a great week with a hard working performance against African champions Mamelodi Sundowns in a Telkom Knockout quarter-final clash on Saturday evening.

Matsatsansa went down to 10-men after Onismor Bhasera was given his marching orders and despite the setback held on to a goalless scoreline.

The match then went into a penalty shootout which SuperSport won 3-1 courtesy of two fantastic saves from Ronwen Williams.

Stuart Baxter's charges will now face Orlando Pirates in the semi-final with Cape Town City taking on Free State Stars.


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