Furman: We deserved the win

Posted: 17 October 2012 Time: 08:51 am

Dean Furman insists Bafana Bafana were full value for their 2-1 international friendly victory against Kenya in Nairobi last night.

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It took an own-goal from Christopher Wekesa to secure the result, but Furman believes the South Africans did enough before that to be justified winner.

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“Maybe we came here and the pitch was something a few of us weren’t used to, but we had a game-plan, the boys stuck to that very well and we got the result we deserved,” the Oldham Athletic midfielder said after the match.

“It was very difficult to play our natural game where we want to get the ball down and make nice movements, one-twos, so we had a different type of game-plan today, it worked for us and we deserved the win.”

Furman has only played four matches for Bafana, but has already become a fans’ favourite, with many dubbing him ‘the new Eric Tinkler’. He admits playing for his country of birth is still very surreal.

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“I sometimes have to pinch myself; it’s very surreal. But it was always my dream to play for my country.

“I was very lucky and very proud to have had my family with me in Poland – it was a great moment for all of us. I’m just going to keep enjoying every moment I am in the squad and hope I can have many more opportunities.”

Article by: Ryan Cooper

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Previous comments on this story...

The Phefeni Boy
posted: 08:54 am
Dean Furman.....I am really impressed with this guy's commitment and determination, he plays like he has been in the Bafana team for over a decade.....What a player!....basic football at another level.
Makgoane
posted: 08:57 am
Well played although I still have my own reservation about the Bfana Bafana defence. They played something between soccer and rugby, there is still room for improvement
Anti-Zebra
posted: 08:59 am
First of all, Nunes sings the national anthem(at least the english part) but Dean Furman does not know ba kubethwa abaphi
Anti-Zebra
posted: 09:03 am
Secondly, Bafana won against all the odds. Playing against the likes of Simphiwe Tshabalala was tougher than what we first anticipated
Anti-Zebra
posted: 09:05 am
More important of all. We also expected you to win but we expected you to win by a bigger margin seeing that you were playing against a predominantly under 23 side who have a new coach and handing debuts to a handful of players.
Khosiologyst ...''Echte Liebe''
posted: 09:06 am
Well played Dean.......you will enjoy your game more when Eric "Tower" Mathoho & Morgan Gould are in defense. There's a comedian at the back there called Ntsimbi, together with his side kick Khumalo, they are a laughing stock, at least 1 is teaching the other English, that's the only reason i can think off why 1 of them is playing.
Anti-Zebra
posted: 09:08 am
Hehehehehe eric "tower" cowthoho traveled 2 continents and didn't even get 2 minutes or airtime hehehehe
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 09:11 am
anti-zebra posted: 09:08 am | Report

Hehehehehe eric "tower" cowthoho traveled 2 continents and didn't even get 2 minutes or airtime hehehehe
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I would rather not play at all than to be given a minute of game time and never touch the ball...that is more painfull.....Mathoho is half of Manyisa's age...no stress
Happy Person
posted: 09:12 am
But this Furumane guy only performs well against small teams, what did he do against Poland? he was playing kak, he did the same against Brazil, playing shit and only to shine and win man of the match against those Ben 10's
Kaizer\'s Chief now known as Chief Champ
posted: 09:13 am
i like this guy's commitment strong persona and a workaholic
I know i will be persecuted id also love to have the Midget Jali in the squad his arrogance is needed in africa
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 09:17 am
Oupa "One Minute Man" Manyisa
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 09:23 am
"I am new to this environment but now I am understanding the guys. I remember when I had just arrived, Siya(Sangweni) was a tough nut to crack when I talk to him, he used to just stare at me without flinching. It was Itu and Shabba that told me that I have to talk slow to him so that we can have a conversation"- Furman
Anti-Zebra
posted: 09:28 am
Hehehehe cowthoho was really just adding the numbers there. Ayikho le lol. He didn't even get time to test if the pitch was bumpy as GI said it is. Tl tl tl

“At least I made my appearance during practise” Eric Mathoho
Da Optimal
posted: 09:30 am
siyabonga sangweni made a lot of mistakes.
Nebo
posted: 09:31 am
Feelosopher (The Balotelli of Kick Off.com)

"I am new to this environment but now I am understanding the guys. I remember when I had just arrived, Mathoho was a tough nut to crack when I talk to him, he used to just stare at me without flinching. It was Siya (Sangweni) and Moeneeb that told me that I have to talk slow to him so that we can have a conversation"- Furman
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Wa gafa wena, how about dat one Khosi i think it suit much more better dat de toilet you have just posted here.
Anti-Zebra
posted: 09:32 am
The Phefeni Boy posted: 09:11 am | Report

anti-zebra posted: 09:08 am | Report

Hehehehehe eric "tower" cowthoho traveled 2 continents and didn't even get 2 minutes or airtime hehehehe
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I would rather not play at all than to be given a minute of game time and never touch the ball...that is more painfull.....Mathoho is half of Manyisa's age...no stress
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Hey chimp hehehehehe, what is Mathoho's number on the back of his shirt when he puts on a Bafana jersey. At least we know what Manyisa's number was but was is Cower's number hehehehe tl tl tl. we had no time to see his seeing that he had no airtime bwahahahaha tl tl tl
Nebo
posted: 09:35 am

I doubt him before but after Poland 's game just realise dat he 's one of de quality we have been missing in Bafana remind me Sergio Busquets he play simple ball really know wat he 's doing.

Good player.
Anti-Zebra
posted: 09:37 am
I heard the commentators say “13 man Kenya are doing well against 8 man Bafana. Simphiwe Tshabalala the Kenyan attacking midfielder is casuing all kinds of problems for the South African defenders while Kagiso Dikgacio the Kenyan destroying midfielder is man marking Dean Furman. Bernard Parker our on pitch reporter is running in between the players giving us good report of what's going on at the field of play. He is obviously doing a good job because everyone is running around him as if he is not there. His presence is hardly felt.”

It was Bernard Parker's good report that informed us at half time that Simphiwe Tshabalala was substituted for DIZZINESS
Champ-Marapo
posted: 09:46 am
A typical 3rd division English player, always afraid to keep possesion. A midfider is the choir master, he should always be ready and able to dictate play.

This Foolman is always looking for defenders and the goalkeeper to pass the ball to.
thuth teller
posted: 09:53 am
Good thing is that
Gould will heal before the start of the AFCON
Gaxa /Ngcongca will be ready before the start of the AFCON
Masilela will be match fit by then coz on Sunday i noticed he lacked match fitness
Tower is ready even now................This Khumalo,Mngomeni,Sangweni,Nunes Nthete backline is not AYOBA period.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 10:04 am
anti-zebraposted: 09:32 am | Report
The Phefeni Boy posted: 09:11 am | Report

anti-zebra posted: 09:08 am | Report

Hehehehehe eric "tower" cowthoho traveled 2 continents and didn't even get 2 minutes or airtime hehehehe
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I would rather not play at all than to be given a minute of game time and never touch the ball...that is more painfull.....Mathoho is half of Manyisa's age...no stress
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Hey chimp hehehehehe, what is Mathoho's number on the back of his shirt when he puts on a Bafana jersey. At least we know what Manyisa's number was but was is Cower's number hehehehe tl tl tl. we had no time to see his seeing that he had no airtime bwahahahaha tl tl tl
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someone give this Gorilla a banana....What nonsense is this?..I cant make sense of you last comment....and please stop laughing at your own jokes, it is not normal to make a joke and laugh...
Baatile
posted: 10:07 am
Your individual performance last night brought back memories! Kennedy Malunga, George Acuna, Sello Mahlangu, Andries Mpondo, Mthakathi Makalakalane, Pirates' Little Napoleon and Gregor Wille.
msanoz
posted: 10:07 am
Hayikabi but Mathoho is better than insimbi. Sangweni should be playing rugby ufaka ibhola ubhozo njalonje! instead of putting the ball down and passing it giving players an opportunity to create something. mxim was so bored yesterday of watching qum qum from insimbi.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 10:12 am
Baatile posted: 10:07 am | Report

Your individual performance last night brought back memories! Kennedy Malunga, George Acuna, Sello Mahlangu, Andries Mpondo, Mthakathi Makalakalane, Pirates' Little Napoleon and Gregor Wille.
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I told you to watch and learn.......Gordon is no fool......shout out to you baba
Baatile
posted: 10:22 am
@ The Phefeni Boy

The game was mostly what I thought it would be, Thabo, Nunes and Tshabalala were exposed. KG was more of a defender than a defensive midfielder. Kenyans played far better than BB, under the same conditions. Yes BB won, but their performance was appalling except that of Furman and Lerato.
TREBLE CHAMP KING
posted: 10:27 am

Vick: Your Frank Lampard apply his trade in a 3rd division in UK, this is a reason why SA will not prosper, we see quality where other countries see mediocrity hence our players are not playing in bigger leagues abroad.

Furman to me is a waste of space, he is not comfortable with the ball, he often release the ball too quick even when not necessary, he makes back passes more that creative passes, he is just not intelligent off the ball and he cannot join an attack move. People should watch Maselesa Viera or Manyisa

Furman does n't know how to apply himself in this role hence him playing in a 3rd division
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 10:38 am
TREBLE CHAMP KING posted: 10:27 am | Report

Vick: Your Frank Lampard apply his trade in a 3rd division in UK, this is a reason why SA will not prosper, we see quality where other countries see mediocrity hence our players are not playing in bigger leagues abroad.

Furman to me is a waste of space, he is not comfortable with the ball, he often release the ball too quick even when not necessary, he makes back passes more that creative passes, he is just not intelligent off the ball and he cannot join an attack move. People should watch Maselesa Viera or Manyisa

Furman does n't know how to apply himself in this role hence him playing in a 3rd division
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You must be on some banned substance to call this player a waste.....Don't tell us about abo Manyisa that grandpa is finished.....Maselesa Viera?...This overrated rookie....lomfana wezindende lo..please baba.....Where is he by the way?....are you guys saving him for Africa?
Dooba (Glory Reclaimed)
posted: 10:40 am
I just like the fact that he does not complicate football like Teko Modise!
Dooba (Glory Reclaimed)
posted: 10:41 am
If you complicate football you will end like Mark Mayambela!
Dooba (Glory Reclaimed)
posted: 10:43 am
The only players with the right and liberty to complicate football was Shoes Mosheou...
0408424020(khosi village)
posted: 10:44 am
@Anti-zebra its a gud thing that u r not in comedy otherwise u suck big tym my outie,
I also noticed that it is becoming a norm at mayfair in clearing everything in front of them as siya tried to clear the jaws of the kenya team

Morning to all the khosi family
Dooba (Glory Reclaimed)
posted: 10:45 am
Players who complicate football (i.e. Mayambela, Teko, etc) don't know who Paul Dolezar is... if they did they would be superstars today cause the Dolezar don't take kak!
0408424020(khosi village)
posted: 10:47 am
Jaws of the kenya team player
Dooba (Glory Reclaimed)
posted: 10:54 am
Let us respect skill and flair to avoid complicating football... if God did not give you the edge for skill like Shoes, don't overdo it ABC football is for you... not all of us can be Messi... Dean Furman is an all rounder, natural 6, distributer... something Ouma Manyisa has been trying to master for the last 3 seasons, albeit in vain!
Anti-Zebra
posted: 11:00 am
0408424020(khosi village) posted: 10:44 am | Report

@Anti-zebra its a gud thing that u r not in comedy otherwise u suck big tym my outie, I also noticed that it is becoming a norm at mayfair in clearing everything in front of them as siya tried to clear the jaws of the kenya team

Morning to all the khosi family
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Hahaha you got sucked kanti nawe?! Hehehehe this cowsi
Zebra-Boy
posted: 11:04 am
The first thing G.I did prior his appointment as Bafana coach he apponited Thomas Madikgakge as one of his assistants.

One may ask himself why? The answer is simple Thomas was only appointed as an interpreter to the comedian (Ntsimbi).

I'm always looking 4ward to Ntsimbi post-match interviews, the guy cn make a gud comic.
bhola
posted: 11:34 am
i like the fact that u work hard on the field of play keep it up ull get the rewards
dcanoa
posted: 11:35 am
Feel free to check footievoice.com for articles about the highs and lows of football such as Maradona, money, racism and where I question Barcelona's dominance AND do a Ronaldo VS Messi.
Thabang
posted: 11:56 am
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