African Cup of Nations - Double delight for South African Furman

Dean Furman enjoyed a delightful double when South Africa qualified for the African Nations Cup quarter-finals and his Oldham Athletic eliminated Liverpool in the FA Cup.

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2012 Oldham Dean Furman

"I walked straight into the changing room and was told the score," Furman said with a broad smile after learning that third-tier Oldham had scored a shock 3-2 win over Premier League opposition.

The midfielder, who featured in a 2-2 draw for South Africa against Group A rivals Morocco that clinched a place in the last eight for the host nation, said he got straight on the phone to Oldham's two-goal hero Matt Smith.

"We share a house together," Furman said. "I can only imagine the party back there tonight.

"I'm totally thrilled with both results. What a day for me."

Furman is now hoping to play against Everton in the fifth round on Feb. 16 or 17, one week after the Nations Cup ends.

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