Furman secures new deal abroad

SA Players Abroad

Former Bafana Bafana captain Dean Furman has secured a transfer to English National League side Altrincham, the club confirmed.

Furman has officially joined the fifth-tier club on a free transfer, subject to FA and National League approval after his contract with League Two side Carlisle United expired at the end of last season.

The ex-SuperSport United midfielder had previously enjoyed trials with former club Oldham Athletic and Wrexham but was unable to reach an agreement with either team over a permanent deal.

Instead, he has signed a short-term contract with Altrincham, who started their domestic campaign with a 3-1 win over Torquay United over the weekend.

Furman returned to the United Kingdom in 2019 in order to be closer to his family after five seasons with Matsatsantsa and will now be playing just "seven minutes" from his home following the move.

"It's great to be here, it's great to get a deal signed and I'm looking forward to officially joining the lads," the 33-year-old said on AltyTV.

"I was at Carlisle last year, I live in the area and I was travelling two hours there and back to Carlisle every game and now I think the stadium is something like, seven minutes away from my house, so it couldn't be more different coming over to Altrincham for a game..."

Furman, who has won 58-caps for South Africa, made 20 appearances for Carlisle United last season but was released after the club failed to secure promotion to League One.

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