Thursday, 20 August 2015

Guest writer and Orlando Pirates fan Eric Gcina Moyo explains why Dean Furman's return to South Africa could be vital for club and country

Today's guest columnist is Eric Gcina Moyo. Here's @EricGeeM in his own words: "I'm a 22 year old lad. Born in Soweto, raised in the Johannesburg CBD and finally settled in the south of Jo'burg, in a little area called Lawley.

"I'm currently studying Business Management at UNISA, but my passion 4 football has got me considering other options. Writing is one of them

"I've played in the Ennerdale League. A local league in our area. But it was mainly just to keep fit."

WARNING!!! This is written by a die-hard Orlando Pirates fan, with a teaspoon of jealousy and bucket loads filled with envy.

There's no doubt in my young mind that everyone who's not a SuperSport United fan will definitely share the same sentiments. Especially their "not so noisy" neighbours and a few "Glamour Boys" who have made a few signings but are still faced with on-going issues about certain members just in-front of the midfield going on strike.

But before my head gets chopped off, let me SCORE myself a few points by saying, NO MORE CONTROVERSY FROM MY SIDE. 

Michael Boxall, Grant Kekana, Isaka Cernak and Dove Wome are a few signings that have raised a few eyebrows.

But the one that caught my eye and yours too without a doubt, was the Super signing to date, of Bafana Bafana captain Dean Furman on a two-year deal, with an option to add a year to his current contract.

After 261 league and cup appearances for Doncaster Rovers, with 16 goals and 19 assists might make him seem like he's all bark and no bite to an EPL team, but luckily for him we know that his primary focus is not creating GOALS or being a STRIKER and SCORING GOALS week-in and week-out.

BIG Dean Fair-Man (what I normally call him, despite his tiny stature), has won a million hearts in Mzansi since making his debut, coincidentally under Gordon Igesend, who is now at the helm of SuperSport United. 

The humble Camps Bay-born midfielder has expressed his delight at joining Matsatsantsa: "These are obviously EXCITING TIMES for the club, and for me," said Furman. "I'm a player who is fairly COMFORTABLE ON THE BALL and have a GOOD PASSING RANGE which is probably the strongest part of my game." 

Those words from BIG Dean Fair-Man have probably answered the "Who is Dean Furman and what does he bring to SuperSport United" questions, from a surprisingly few fans who might not be familiar with the Fair-Man. 

Finally, something not so Ghostly, but a bit GLAMOROUS and means a few thumbs and index fingers up. BIG Dean's signing is not only good for SuperSport United but also means plenty of POSITIVES for Bafana Bafana.

Having him here at home will definitely get him closer to a few of his mates from the national team and hence help him to gel a bit quicker with them and maybe get to drag a few of them up to the level his outstanding football-brain.

Yet again, for Bra Shakes, its always better to work with a player that he can monitor on a weekly basis. 

I cannot express the joy it brings me to be on this platform, and forget about Mr Neal Collins for a moment, this wouldn't be possible without you.

Whether you're GLAMOROUS, or you've got your thumbs and index fingers up, or maybe even crossing your arms, this one was for you. And I wouldn't mind writing ONE more, TWO more, THREE more or even FOUR more. Even if its to an audience of TEN Men or more. THANK YOU. 

(it's okay Eric, Thilixxo, our previous guest writer, got 200 reads in less than 24 hours!)

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