Cape Town - Orlando Pirates forward Kermit Erasmus has sent a not-so-subtle message to Bafana Bafana head coach, Shakes Mashaba.
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Sport24 reported earlier on Thursdy that Tokelo Rantie had been withdrawn from the national team squad to face Gambia and Angola, after failing to join the team's camp in Durban.
Despite scoring 15 goals in all competitions for Orlando Pirates this season, Kermit Erasmus was not the Buccaneer to be chosen to replace Rantie. Instead that honour went to Erasmus' teammate, Thami Gabuza.
Gabuza stole the headlines last weekend as Orlando Pirates thrashed AS Kaloum 4-1 at the Bidvest Stadium, clearly doing enough to impress Shakes Mashaba.
Mashaba’s selections in the striking department of the national team has consistently raised eyebrows with the experienced manager never settling on a chosen quartet of players.
With Bafana Bafana set to face Gabon in their all important AFCON 2017 qualifier, the four players chosen to lead the line are Bonginkosi Ntuli, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Vuyisile Wana and Gift Motupa.
30-year-old Wana only netted three goals for Moroka Swallows while Rantie has only been twice on Bournemouth’s score sheet this past season.
Erasmus took to Twitter to vent his frustrations and posted a message to his 72 000 plus followers, “I’m not no backup player #KE95.”
It seems that the profilic striker could be sending a message to the Bafana Bafana coach about his frustrations with the national selection.