Absa Premiership

Erasmus eager for CAF final

2015-10-07 11:39
Kermit Erasmus (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates hitman Kermit Erasmus is relishing the opportunity to test his skills in the CAF Confederations Cup final next month.

The Buccaneers powered to the final of the competition after a 5-3 aggregate win over Egyptian powerhouse Al Ahly at the weekend.

Erasmus scored a crucial equaliser, and away goal, to bring Pirates level at 1-1 after conceding early on, before the barrage of goal mouth action saw five more goals scored at the Suez Army Stadium.

Although part of the Pirates squad in 2013 when the Sea Robbers lost to Al Ahly in the CAF Champions League final, Erasmus has only recently joined the team and was not eligible to play.

"It's a great feeling. If you recall when I signed for Pirates I couldn't play in the Champions League because I was cup-tied," Erasmus told KickOff.

"It was a little bit frustrating because it was something I wanted to be a part of. But everything happens for a reason and now is my time representing Pirates in the African continent, and here we are in the finals.

"I am happy to contribute and help the team get into the finals. And so for me it's a great honour to be part of the team known for making history and hopefully we will lift up the cup."

Pirates will face Tunisia's Etoile de Sahel in the two-leg final in November.

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