AFCON 2013: Bafana Hails Crucial Fans’ Support
Bafana Bafana midfielder Dean Furman
Bafana Bafana midfielder Dean Furman admits that the support his team got from the Durban fans was crucial in South Africa’s 2-0 win over Angola.
Following a poor opening game 0-0 draw with Cape Verde last Saturday, the South Africans managed to overcome their critics to bounce back in emphatic fashion to secure a 2-0 win over Angola.
Furman, who didn’t feature in the opening game of the Africa Nations Cup, was named Man of the Match at the Moses Mabhida Stadium and admits the team’s spirits were lifted by the home crowd.
“The support was incredible, you could feel it as you were playing – the crowd just kept pushing us on,” he commented after the match.
“It was the kind of encouragement the players needed, especially as things didn’t go the way we wanted them to in the opening game.
“You could hear them getting louder as the game went on and that was motivation enough for the lads to keep their heads down and guarantee the win.
“We’re just really happy about the three points, and the way we played to get them.”
South Africa now top Group A with four points, ahead of Morocco, Cape Verde and Angola.