Three months after leaving SuperSport United, Bafana Bafana midfielder Dean Furman has signed for a new club.
As reported by the Siya crew in June, Furman was allowed to leave the Tshwane outfit to be closer to his family in the UK, while also welcoming his newborn.
Now, English League Two outfit Carlisle United have announced that they have signed the 32-year-old, on a deal until the end of the 2020/21 campaign, after he impressed during a training period with the club.
Carlisle manager Chris Beech has heaped praise on the former Matsatsantsa captain.
“This one could work out to be an excellent signing for us, and I’m delighted we’ve managed to do it. He’s such an intelligent footballer, with the ability to dictate a game - his retain and regain of the ball is exceptional and he adds leadership and maturity into that area of the pitch, when it’s needed.
“Dean will one hundred percent help to improve our other midfield players through the application of his work, and that’s a huge plus for me. We’ve got some real talent in the building and I’m excited to see that progress,” Beech said of his new signing to the club’s official website.
Meanwhile, SuperSport coach Tembo has revealed that young Teboho Mokoena is player who will fill the void left by Furman.
"Tebza is stepping up to take the role which Dean Furman used to play for the team. These are players who used to play alongside Furman and they have seen how professional he behaves and how professional he trains, and you need to have such players around the younger ones so that they can learn from them.
"Dean has been gone for the past three months and we played our first games in the bubble without him and so far so good, but we are very demanding as a club to those players in terms of consistency. We want a bit more consistency from the young players, give us 20-25 games per season, because that is what Dean was giving us and I know Tebza can do that,” Tembo said speaking to the media.