Sibongiseni Gumbi
Football Writer
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9 Nov 2017
3:44 pm

Let’s not forget our own quality – Furman

Sibongiseni Gumbi

Bafana Bafana midfielder Dean Furman says South Africans have a tendency of over-hyping opponents and forget that their own team is also capable of big results.

Dean Furman (Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix)

Speaking to the media ahead of Bafana’s crucial 2018 World Cup qualifier against Senegal in Polokwane on Friday, Furman said he had noted that the Lions of Teranga are being given too much respect.

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“In this country we tend to get quite excited by our opposition and forget what we got in our own ranks. I have seen that in our Caf Confederation Cup experience when we play the so-called giants of Africa and we talk about them as being the superstars and forget what we have in our own ranks,” said Furman.

“Don’t get me wrong, Senegal have top players who play for top teams in Europe but I believe we can match anyone on our day. It was no different when we went to Nigeria and we were told of certain players and how big a player they were.

“We can’t forget what we have. And if we play to our potential, we are up for anyone on the continent,” added the Bafana Bafana midfielder.

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