Not only has the spread of the coronavirus caused havoc and disruptions to what was, at the time, proving to be an exciting and decisive phase in the PSL, but it has also injected an overwhelming amount of fear within the players.

SuperSport United captain Dean Furman says this is by far the most worrying period for him, the team and his family abroad, adding no amount of football thrills and spills can amount to this kind of anxiety and fear.

Furman’s second home, the United Kingdom, where he grew up, has also seen an insurmountable upsurge in the number of coronavirus infections.

Furman says those statistics aren’t however changing his decision to return home at the end of the campaign, adding the pandemic disease has resulted in getting his pregnant wife to leave South Africa a month than they had planned.

The midfield anchorman is in the final months of what’s been a five-year marriage with United and has taken a decision to play in England again as of next season.

United were scheduled to host Bloemfontein Celtic this Saturday in a fight to solidify their position within the Top 4 bracket.

Furman has urged the supporters to remain calm, saying he understands they miss the action, but echoes this is an enemy beyond the game. – Report by Tumi Gabonamong