Former SuperSport United captain Thabo September has paid tribute to departing midfielder Dean Furman.
Furman is leaving United to move overseas with his pregnant wife after serving the club with aplomb for five seasons.
The Bafana Bafana midfielder also served as the Matsatsantsa skipper for a few years and helped win Nedbank Cup and MTN8 trophies.
"It's sad to see him leaving the club after five years of great service," September tells KickOff.com.
"He lifted trophies. He was a great leader both and off the field. He led by example, a great professional and Dean trains the way he plays.
"The youngsters and even myself have learnt a lot of good things from him. He is leaving the club because of a family decision. We wish him well and we will miss him."
Long-serving goalkeeper Ronwen Williams is now set to take over the captain's armband at SuperSport following Furman's departure.
"He [Williams] is definitely ready. I have worked with him for a long time," says September.
"He is a great person and player. He is also a great leader and very vocal. He has always had leadership qualities, it was just a matter of time to get the opportunity."