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Masinga backs Mashaba's decision

2014-09-25 14:37
Kermit Erasmus (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Former Bafana Bafana striker Phil Masinga has backed the inclusion of in-form Orlando Pirates striker Kermit Erasmus.

Read: Shakes names squad for Congo

Erasmus has netted 10 goals this season already for the Sea Robbers and missed out on the opportunity to represent Bafana in their last two AFCON qualifying games against Sudan (3-0) in Khartoum and Nigeria (0-0) in Cape Town.

According to KickOff, Masinga believes that there is no better time for Erasmus’ call-up to the national team and is confident the 24-year-old will be a force to reckon with in the Bafana side for years to come.

“I’m happy that he has been included in the squad,” said Masinga, who has played made over 50 appearances for South Africa between 1992 and 2001.

“The thing with Kermit is that he already has the international experience because he’s come through the junior structures and also, he has been on form plus at 24 he is not old."

“He can give the national team six to seven years.”

Bafana Bafana squad:


Senzo Meyiwa (Orlando Pirates), Darren Keet (KV Kortrijk) Dumisani Msibi (SuperSport United)


Anele Ngcongca (Racing Genk), Aya Magqwaka (Ajax CT), Sibusiso Khumalo (SuperSport United), Thulani Hlatshwayo (Wits), Eric Mathoho (Kaizer Chiefs), Rivaldo Coetzee (Ajax CT), Thabo Matlaba (Orlando Pirates), Tefu Mashamaite (Kaizer Chiefs) Kwanda Mngonyama (Maritzburg United)


Themba Zwane (Sundowns), Sibusiso Vilakazi (Wits), Oupa Manyisa (Orlando Pirates), Andile Jali (KV Oostende), Dean Furman (Doncaster), Keagan Dolly (Ajax CT), Mandla Masango (Kaizer Chiefs), Thulani Serero (Ajax Amsterdam) (Kaizer Chiefs), Reneilwe Letsholonyane (Kaizer Chiefs)


Tokelo Rantie (AFC Bournemouth),  Bongani Ndulula (Amazulu), David Zulu (Chippa United), Kermit Erasmus (Orlando Pirates), Fagrie Lakay (Santos)

Bafana Bafana fixtures:

Saturday, October 11, Congo v SA (Pointe Noire) at 16:30.

Wednesday, October 15, SA vs Congo (Peter Mokaba Stadium) at 20:05.


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