Following the confirmation that SuperSport United captain Dean Furman has left the club to join his family abroad, the star midfielder sent a heartfelt message to the country as he ends his successful stay in South Africa.
Matsatsantsa confirmed the departure of the Bafana Bafana international on Monday after five years in the Absa Premiership with the Tshwane-based outfit.
The 31-year-old took to social media to say farewell after confirming his decision to move back to England.
“Following the statement by SuperSport United, I would like to confirm that I have left the club in order to be closer to my family,” Furman wrote.
“It has been the most incredible five years living and playing in South Africa.”
The Cape Town-born midfielder won two MTN8 trophies and two Nedbank Cups and also was also part of the team that lost to TP Mazembe in the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup final.
“On the pitch, it was a huge honour to captain SuperSport United and lift four trophies in a hugely successful period for the club,” he continued.
“Off the pitch, I’ve met so many wonderful people, loved the great interactions with the fans and throughly enjoyed exploring the beautiful country.
“I would to thank Stan Mathews and the board at SSU for giving me the opportunity to play for the club, coach Kaitano and my previous coaches, along with the staff, the many players I have had the honour of sharing the dressing room with and our brilliant Matsatsatsa fans.
“I wish you all safety and good health during these uncertain times and hope to come back and visit soon.”