SuperSport captain Dean Furman is determined to repay the club’s fans for their loyalty, while also eyeing participation in Africa.
Matsatsantsa take on Orlando Pirates in the 2016 Nedbank Cup final at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane this Saturday afternoon.
At stake is the final trophy of the 2015/ 2016 PSL season, R7 million in prize money, a place in next season’s CAF Confederation Cup.
In his first season since moving from England, Furman is determined to end what has been an inconsistent campaign for the Tshwane side on a high note.
He says: “We know what is at stake, firstly there is silverware, which we want to bring to the club to thank the fans, who have stuck with us through the good times and the not so good times.
“Obviously there is also the opportunity to play in the CAF Confederation Cup and for SuperSport. We want to be representing our country.
“We have been in good form and shown a massive turnaround under the new coach [Stuart Baxter].”
Matsatsantsa have had to come from behind in nearly all of their Cup games to date and Furman believes this shows the kind of character coach Stuart Baxter’s manne will need to beat the Buccaneers.
The Bafana midfielder says: “It’s going to be a tough game, Pirates are a good side, on their day they can beat anyone.
“We have to go into the final with confidence, the team have shown a lot of character throughout this tournament.”