Former Bafana Bafana captain Dean Furman has joined Warrington Rylands FC as a new signing.
The former SuperSport United and South Africa midfielder was one of three new signings announced by the Northern Premier League Division One West side over the weekend.
Furman, 33, joins the lower level club following a brief stint with National League side Altrincham, where he only made 12 appearances in all competitions, six as a substitute and six as a starter.
“Welcome to Rylands FC Dean Furman! Dean possesses excellent technical ability, leadership and experience at the very highest level, boasting 58 international caps for South Africa!” Rylands shared on their social media accounts.
Warrington Rylands FC wasted no time in selecting Furman as a substitute in their 4-0 win over Glossop North End on Saturday.
Furman’s move comes just days after Altrincham announced he had parted ways with the club, and the 58-cap midfielder leaves with the admiration of his former employers and colleagues.
“A highly-respected and popular figure on and off the pitch, everyone at the club would like to thank him for his contribution in Alty colours and wish him all the very best for the future,” an Altrincham statement said.
Dean Furman played 155 times for SuperSport United
Dean Furman played for Bradford City, Oldham Athletic and Doncaster Rovers during the early stages of his career and made 155 appearances during his time in South Africa with Matsatsantsa, following which he returned to England to join Carlisle United in 2020.
He spent a solitary season with the club, making 20 appearances. before joining Altrincham at the start of the 2021/22 season.
SuperSport United CEO Stanley Matthews described Furman as “one of our all-time great midfielders and captains”.