Doncaster Rovers midfielder and Bafana Bafana international, Dean Furman is expected to join the rest of the national team currently in camp in Johannesburg.
The 26-year-old Cape Town-born midfielder was handed the captain's armband following the untimely death of former Bafana skipper, Senzo Meyiwa. Furman is the only latecomer to join Shakes Mashaba’s squad owing to club duties, however he is expected to link up with the rest of the squad this morning around 11am.
According to an official media release from the South African Football Association (SAFA), Furman will miss the training session in the morning as he has to go for medical assessment in Pretoria however he will train with the team on Tuesday, January 6.
Bafana overcame Zambia with a narrow 1-0 socreline in Sunday’s friendly international at the Orlando Stadium, thanks to second half substitute, Thuso Phala who fired home to give Mashaba’s men the lead.
After their early training session on Tuesday, January 6, Bafana will depart for their final camp in Gabon where they will face Cameroon and Gabon before heading off to Equatorial Guinea for the African Cup of Nations finals.