Furman – the toast of Bafana
Dean Furman, whose sterling performance helped Bafana Bafana register their first victory at the Africa Cup of Nations, said he could not have asked for a better start in his first official game for the country.
Before this game Furman had only played in friendly matches for Bafana, but he rated this game as one of his best.
The Oldham Athletic midfielder was deservedly named man of the match after his five-star performance which lifted the team after their poor display against Cape Verde on Saturday.
Furman was recalled to the team after he was left on the bench in the opener against Cape Verde, but he made his presence felt against Angola with his never-say-die attitude.
“This was a big game for us and I knew what I had to do and needed to be disciplined. I am delighted that we won the game and it was an important win for the nation. The crowd has always been behind us and this victory was sweet,” said Furman, whose every touch of the ball got the crowd behind him.
He credited the supporters for giving the team a spring in their step. “It was incredible and a great atmosphere for us.”
Furman gave the team the mojo they needed to win the game as he ran tirelessly from box to box throughout the game and controlled the proceedings in the middle of the park.