NEW HOME FOR ERASMUS
By: Nhlanhla Ndlovu
Orlando Pirates chairperson, Dr Irvin Khoza, announced Kermit Erasmus on Tuesday as their new signing after a lot of talks about the youngster’s future with his previous club.
Buccaneers will be looking to strengthen their striking force with the fresh legs of Erasmus. The 23-year-old from Supersport United sealed a three-year deal with Soweto giants after a lot of links with their rivals Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs.
The move has been negotiated for some time as the striker was supposedly unhappy with the terms being offered by his new club at first.
The former Feyenoord striker, who spent two years with the Holland based side before coming back to United, is looking to earn a national team setup with his move.
“I’ve been with the club for a long time. I’ve only known SuperSport,” said Erasmus on City Press.
“I’m looking forward to embarking on this new adventure in my career. I have to get myself playing regularly and breaking into the national team. I think this move to Pirates will open that door for me.”
The newly signed Pirates target man said on the officially Premier Soccer League facebook page that “I have been speaking to Daine Klate and he has told me that Orlando Pirates is a great club.”
“A bit of mixed emotions for me. I have been at Supersport United and it’s all I know. Now I’m looking forward to a new challenge,” Erasmus added.
Former Under-20 man will be battling for a starting line-up with the newly signed men from Bloemfontein Celtics, Lennox Bacela, Collins Mbesuma and Ndumiso Mabena.
Erasmus is expected to be unveiled in the media conference by Khoza later this week.