Erasmus relishing Bafana shot
Kermit Erasmus (Gallo Images)
Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates striker Kermit Erasmus
says he is delighted with where he is currently at in his career.
The former SuperSport United attacking midfielder revealed his excitement after being rewarded with a national team call-up by Bafana Bafana coach, Gordon Igesund
, for the crucial 2014 Soccer World Cup qualifier against Botswana early next month.
“I am in a right space at the moment, I have not been happier than I am right now,” Erasmus told the Orlando Pirates website
"I think the little contribution I’ve made at the club so far, has been good and that is why I got a call up; but the hardest thing now is to fight and convince the coach that I can offer something different to the team.”
The 23-year-old player is not part of the Buccaneers squad participating in the CAF Champions league due to his involvement in the competition early this year with his former team, SuperSport United, but he is determined to work harder in order to earn his starting berth.
“Competition is tough in the national team - I have not been starting at Pirates because I have just joined the team. It’s a long process but I told myself that I have to keep pushing hard. Pirates is a big team and we have fantastic players but the reality is that only 11 players can play at a time.”
Erasmus came on as a second-half substitute for Daine Klate
on Saturday when the Happy People defeated their arch-rivals, Kaizer Chiefs, 1-0, in the first leg of the MTN8 semi-finals.