Carlisle United's Dean Furman again played a key role as South Africa chalked up another international victory.

The midfielder today played his second game in four days for Bafana Bafana against Sao Tome and Principe.

And 32-year-old Furman was in the thick of the action as South Africa recorded a 4-2 victory to move closer to qualification for the African Cup of Nations.

Furman was involved in the move that led to Themba Zwane equalising in the first half, the Blues man supplying Zwane to turn and fire home.

Zwane and Brighton's Anderlecht loanee Percy Tau ended up with a brace each as the home side went on to win.

It was a second win over the same opposition in quick succession following Friday's 2-0 victory, putting South Africa level on points with leaders Ghana in qualification Group C.

Furman's latest international outings have led him to miss United's League Two game against Cheltenham on Saturday and tomorrow's Papa John's Trophy game against Aston Villa's Under-21s.

He could be back in the reckoning for this weekend's league trip to Crawley.