It’s great to be back in PSL action – Furman

27 November, 2019

First Team

It's great to be back in Premier Soccer League (PSL) action after the international break.

It’s great to be back in PSL action – Furman

It's great to be back in Premier Soccer League (PSL) action after the international break.

The international break was tough with a lot of travelling and two games in a short space of time but the win against Sudan has left us in a good position for when the we return to the qualifiers in 2020. 

After a few days off for the players who were away with national teams, it was back to training and all our focus quickly shifted to what is going to be a very tough game against Maritzburg United.

Once again, the games are coming thick and fast and the strength of our squad is being tested. We are looking to end the year strongly in the league, so it is vital for us to pick up good results in these games. 

The motivation right now is to try and end the year in a strong position in the league. We are keen to close the gap that leaders Kaizer Chiefs have opened at the top of the league. Maritzburg away is always a very tough encounter. They are full of confidence after a fantastic win in the Telkom Knockout on the weekend and with their home support it is going to be a very difficult game. 

On coach Tinkler and Jeremy Brockie

Coach Eric Tinkler has done a fantastic job since taking over at Maritzburg. It is always tough to come up against a former coach as he will know many of our strengths and weaknesses. It is up to us to put in a top performance on the night to overcome this. It will be good to see Jeremy Brockie who still has a good relationship with many of the players. It will be all business once the whistle goes however, and we must make sure he has a quiet night. 

On national Teams

After the defeat in Ghana it was vital to pick up three points against Sudan. Sudan came to frustrate us, and it wasn’t a fantastic performance, but we are delighted with the win. We are now in a strong position for when we return to AFCON qualifiers next year against Sao Tome. 

We are delighted for the national under 23 team after qualifying for the Olympics. It was great to see so many SuperSport United Development Academy graduates in the squad and performing so well on the big stage. Tebza’s (Teboho Mokoena) free kick was incredible. It is testament to all the extra hours of practice he puts in at training. 

Unfortunately, the FIFA calendar can make the season a bit stop-start. We hope we can pick up where we left off with the win at Bidvest Wits.  There are no international games until March next year, so we need to try and build up some momentum and put a strong run together in the league.  


Dean Furman SuperSport United Football Club Captain