22 May 2020 – SuperSport United have confirmed the departure of stalwart captain Dean Furman with immediate effect.
The Bafana Bafana midfielder had been due to depart the club at the end of the current 2019/20 Absa Premiership season, but with uncertainty over the remainder of the campaign due to the Covid-19 pandemic, has been released early.
“Dean will go down as one of our all-time great midfielders and captains,”
SuperSport CEO Stan Matthews said: “He has led us to seven Cup Finals and delivered us four Trophies and five consecutive Top 8 finishes.
“His personal win ratio for the club has been fantastic and is matched by his leadership and professionalism on and off the field. Dean is a super young man that we hold with deep affection and high regard and wish him and his wife Tash all the best as they build their new family life.”
Furman is already back in the United Kingdom, where he and his wife are expecting the birth of their first child in the coming weeks.
The 31-year-old helped SuperSport to two Nedbank Cup titles and two MTN8 trophy wins, as well as the final of the CAF Confederation Cup.
In his five-season spell at the club, Furman has led Matsatsantsa to seven cup finals which include 4 championships, two Nedbank Cup back to back & two MTN 8 trophies. Three runners up medals, the Telkom Knock-out, MTN 8 and a historic CAF Confederations Cup.