Absa Premiership

SuperSport reveal why Furman is leaving

2020-02-10 06:42
Dean Furman (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - SuperSport United CEO Stan Matthews revealed Dean Furman's decision to leave the club at the end of the season is so that he can move to Europe to start a family.

Furman revealed in December last year that he was thinking about heading back to Europe at the end of his contract, which concludes this season.

So it comes as no surprise that this is still the case two months later, however Matthews has added additional context to the decision to head to Europe.

"He is leaving for UK at the end of the season to start a family with his wife, who is pregnant, and needs to fly back soon," Matthews told KickOff.

The Bafana Bafana midfielder did give Matsatsantsa fans some hope when he admitted that if he were to remain in South Africa he would only play for SuperSport United. But the chances of him staying are seeming slimmer by the day.

The SuperSport CEO promised they would do everything they could to convince him to see out at least one more season with the club, but admitted they will ultimately respect whatever his final decision is.

"We will try to convince him to stay another year but we respect his decision. We respect his decision to put his family first and so we have left the ball in his court," he added.

When asked if they already had a replacement in mind, Matthews said they did not, "But we have six months and we need to give [Moses] Waiswa, [Tebogo] Mokoena, [Sipho] Mbule, [Jamie] Webber and Jesse Don a chance to put their hands up before we start looking outside."

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