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Furman Faces Congo Challenge

10 October 2014

Midfielder heads to mid-Africa in search of three points.

Dean Furman is preparing to face Congo this weekend as he looks to help South Africa to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

Cape Town born Furman will be in the heart of the Bafana Bafana midfield on Saturday looking to defeat the group leaders in the lead up to the main tournament in Morocco next year.

“I’m off to South Africa for a training camp as we play Congo home and away which will be tough because they’ve won their two opening games against Nigeria and Sudan,” said Furman.

“It will be two tough games so we need to put ourselves in to a strong position going in to the final group games so it’s two really huge games for us.”

Furman, who congratulated Rovers via social media following their win over Burton on Tuesday night, said that he will keep an eye on the domestic scene.

“If I can get a good sleep I won’t be too sluggish when I get back ready for the game against Fleetwood,” he said.

“Its tough, I can’t deny that but if I can take any positive out of it then there’s no real time difference or jet lag but it’s a long time on a plane.

“On a club note, we’ve been consistently inconsistent and that’s been our problem. We haven’t put back to back performances and subsequently results together. Looking at the next league game we need to make sure that we enter it with the same attitude that we did the Scunthorpe fixture.”

Goalkeeper Marko Marosi and defender Luke McCullough have been called up to Slovakia under 21’s and Northern Ireland national sides respectively.


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