End of the road for heroic Furman

By Danny Caro, February 3, 2013

Dean Furman tasted penalty shootout heartbreak at the Africa Cup of Nations as South Africa bowed out in the quarter-finals following an epic against Mali.

One of the stars of the tournament, midfielder Furman, 24, gave another impressive performance in his third competitive game for his country in a game that finished 1-1 after 90 minutes.

With no goals in extra-time, the match went to penalties and Furman, the Oldham Athletic skipper, was one of three Bafana Bafana players to miss from the spot as Mali progressed 3-1.

Furman struck his shot well, but too close to keeper So Diakite who stuck out a hand to divert the shot.

Last updated: 10:20am, February 3 2013