Dean Furman, Bafana Bafana’s combative midfielder, believes that he and his teammates are capable of winning their next three games, irrespective of where they play.
Bafana have a hectic month of fixtures in June, first travelling to Lesotho to play in the capital, Maseru, before a trip to Cameroon to play the Central African Republic and then a flight to Addis Ababa to play against Ethiopia.
However, Furman, who won the English League One with Doncaster Rovers this past season, says that he’s extremely confident that the team can do well.
After Friday’s training session in Germiston Furman said, “It’s another game, well, another three games, and we want to win all of them. We want to take on board what the coach has been saying in training, we’ll use the Lesotho game as preparation for the two massive games that follow.
“I went to Kenya, I’ve experienced travelling abroad in Africa, and we’re a strong unit, whatever the circumstance or environment. We’ll stay together, we’ll stay strong, the coach has a game plan and we’ll stick to it. We’re going to go in there looking for a win wherever we play, whoever we play.”
However, with a few new faces in the squad and some players likely to be playing alongside new partners, Furman admitted that they need to gel.
He concluded, “There’s a few new players and there are a few positions where players haven’t played together so we’re looking to gel as quickly as possible. We’ll be using the Lesotho game as a unit to gel and be a solid base, because from there we know we can go and score against anyone.”
Furman is likely to start in the midfield alongside Reneilwe Letsholonyane.