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
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
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."
- TeamTalk Media