Former Chelsea academy player Dean Furman has signed for South African side SuperSport
United on a two-year deal with an option for another year.
The former Stamford Bridge academy player had been a free agent before signing for the
South African top-flight side.
SuperSport United are three-time Premier Soccer League (PSL) champions and are the current Telkom Knockout champions.
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The appointment sees him reunite with former Bafana Bafana coach, Gordon Igesund, who gave him his first call-up into the national team.
Speaking to the media last Tuesday, Furman revealed that his former teammate at Doncaster Rovers, Bongani Khumalo, coach Gordon Igesund and club CEO Stan Matthews were influential in the deal.
"First and foremost on the playing side, obviously to work again with my former coach from Bafana Bafana who gave me my opportunity to play for the national team," Furman said.
"They've just recently signed Bongani Khumalo, who I played with at Doncaster Rovers, and me and Bongs grew very close and I've got an immense amount of respect for him. "
"To see him come back here, I've spoken to him and he's told me how he's enjoying it; that was a big thing for me.
"I got to thank Stan a lot as well. Stan has been unbelievable. He flew out to the UK to have talks, and he was so positive. He sold the club so well and so, all in all it seemed like the right place to be at this moment in my career," he added.
Furman began his footballing career as a youth team player at Premier League club Chelsea F.C. He however, was unable to break into the first team.
He signed for Rangers F.C. in Scotland in 2006. Furman was a regular in the reserve side and captained the Under-19 team to the Scottish Youth Cup final in 2007.
The Cape Town midfielder made his professional debut in a 3–1 Scottish Premier League win against Dundee United.
He later signed for League Two side Bradford City and afterwards joined Oldham Athletic in League One before being sold to Doncaster Rovers.
In May 2015, after declining a contract extension with Doncaster, he was released.
Forman was the Bafana captain. He was given the armband after former captain Senzo Meyiwa, was mysteriously shot dead at his girlfriend's home in Vosloorus, Gauteng-South Africa.
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