Furman relieved by Brockie stay

Posted: 1 October 2017 Time: 08:00

SuperSport United captain Dean Furman is relieved Jeremy Brockie did not leave the club in the recent transfer window when Tshwane rivals Mamelodi Sundowns came knocking.

SuperSport last month snubbed an offer from Downs for the New Zealander, who had been dropped from Eric Tinkler's side after he handed in a transfer request.

However, Brockie showed his professionalism with a brace on his return to the team in a 3-1 aggregate win over Maritzburg United in the MTN8 semi-finals on September 9.

The 29-year-old has raced to 52 goals for Matsatsantsa since his arrival from Wellington Phoenix in January 2015, and is just four shy of matching the club record of the late Abram Raselemane.

"I was delighted that he stayed. And when I was away with Bafana Bafana I couldn't wait for the transfer window to close," says Furman, who has also impressed for SuperSport since he joined them in 2015 from Doncaster Rovers in England.

"So we know what Brockie brings us. Brockie just consistently scores goals. He scored two goals against Maritzburg United and he plays in the big games and score goals.

"He always gives a threat and of course we are delighted that he's still wearing a SuperSport shirt. We are hoping for many more years to come."

Tinkler will be banking on more goals from Brockie on Sunday in the CAF Confederation Cup semi-final first-leg tie with Tunisia's

Club Africain at Lucas Moripe Stadium (15h00).

Article by: Robin-Duke Madlala

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