Outgoing SuperSport United captain Dean Furman has sent an emotional message to the club to say goodbye to the team he has regarded as home for the past five years.
As confirmed Siya crew, South African international Furman has been allowed to leave the club, to be closer to his family in the UK while also welcoming his new born.
Earlier this year, SuperSport United CEO Stan Matthews confirmed that despite their best attempts to hold onto the 31-year-old, the agreement was that he would return to the UK in June although the door was open to return to the team before the end of the season.
With the uncertainty regarding the resumption of the season, the player has since been released from his contract.
Furman has sent a heartfelt message to the club where he won four trophies during his five-year stay as well as his country of birth.
“Following the statement from SuperSport FC I can confirm that I have left the club in order to be closer to my family in the UK. It has been the most incredible 5 years living and playing in South Africa. On the pitch, it was a huge honour to captain SSU and lift 4 trophies in a hugely successful period for the club.
"Off the pitch, I met so many wonderful people, loved the great interactions with the fans and thoroughly enjoyed exploring the beautiful country. I would like to thank Stan Matthews & the board at SSU for giving me the opportunity to play for the club, coach Kaitano & my previous coaches, along with all the staff, the many players I have had the honour of sharing the dressing room with and our brilliant Matsatsantsa fans.
"Last but not least I would like to thank the amazing people of South Africa for making this experience incredibly special. I wish you all the safety and health during these uncertain times and hope to come back and visit soon,” said the 31-year-old on his official Twitter account.
As previously reported by the Siya crew, clubs in the United Kingdom are already showing interest in the former Doncaster Rovers man.