Fri. May 24th, 2019

Tshwane derby: Dean Furman expects another tough one against Sundowns

tshwane derbySupersport United captain Dean Furman says the Tshwane Derby against Mamelodi Sundowns will be an opportunity for players to put their hands up for Bafana selection.

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The Tshwane Derby between Mamelodi Sundowns and Supersport United at Lucas Moripe Stadium is one of the last big clashes before the end of the season, and Matsatsansa skipper Dean Furman expect another titanic battle.

The two rivals from the country’s capital square off at Loftus on Wednesday night, where the blue side will be looking for a rare victory over their bitter foes.

United have been on the receiving end of some hidings in this fixture, last registering a victory over the Brazilians 11 years ago. However, Furman is relishing the opportunity of facing a number of players he has come to know well through national duty.

“It’s always a big occasions when we play Sundowns and this time it will be no different.

“Over the past few years I have come to know some of the players there very well and I expect a tough one.

“This is the time when guys are fighting hard to show that they deserve to be on the Bafana Bafana squad for the Afcon.”

Supersport’s sorry record in the Tshwane Derby

Despite emerging as one of the country’s top sides in recent years, Supersport’s last league victory over Sundowns dates back to March 2013 when they register a slim 1-0 win at Loftus.

In the 11 matches that followed, the men in blue have only registered 5 goals against Ka Bo Yellow, who have banged in 22 goals in the same period.

This has yielded nine wins for Sundowns, with the rest ending in draws, and the last of those victories came in the reverse fixture where Pitso Mosimane’s men ran off 2-1 victors in Atteridgeville.

Kick off is at 19:30.

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