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SuperSport United confirm Dean Furman departure

SuperSport United have revealed captain Dean Furman will not be returning to the Premiership outfit to see out the last few months of his contract.

The 31-year-old midfielder was recently granted compassionate leave to attend to his wife during the birth of their first child.

With his contract due to expire in June, and the coronavirus pandemic putting a hold on all sporting events for the foreseeable future, Furman has been released from his contract.

And, the Bafana Bafana international departs with the blessing of club CEO Stan Matthews, who was effusive in his praise of the Cape Town-born player.

"Dean will go down as one of our all-time great midfielders and captains," Matthews was quoted as saying by the club's official Twitter page.

"He has led us to 7 Cup Finals and delivered us 4 Trophies and 5 consecutive Top 8 finishes."

Matthews continued: "His personal win ratio for the Club has been fantastic and is matched by his leadership and professionalism on and off the field.

"Dean is a super young man that we hold with deep affection and high regard and we wish him and his wife Tash all the best as they build their new family life."

Furman started his career in the United Kingdom, representing the likes of Chelsea and Glasgow Rangers as a youth player, before going on to play for Oldham Athletic and Doncaster Rovers in England's Football League.

He joined SuperSport United in 2015, after a two-year stint at Doncaster.