Absa Premiership

I never panicked - Erasmus

2015-10-20 12:04
Kermit Erasmus (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg- Orlando Pirates striker Kermit Erasmus insists there was no panic when the Buccaneers were trailing Al Ahly 2-0 in the CAF Confederation Cup semi-final second leg in Cairo three weeks ago.

Pirates ended up walking away 4-3 (5-3 on aggregate) victors on the night thanks to goals from Erasmus, Thabo Rakhale, Thamsanqa Gabuza and Thabo Matlaba.

It secured them a place in the final against Étoile Sportive du Sahel of Tunisia next month.

The Port Elizabeth-born goal-poacher said he promised his team-mates and the technical team that he would bring the Happy People back in the game.

Once he entered the pitch as a substitute he wasted no time, finding the back of the net with his first contribution to the game.

“Funny enough I was cool, calm and very relaxed when we were still trailing Al Ahly 2-0,” insisted Erasmus.

“I was not panicking at all and I even told the guys on the bench that I will score when I come in.

“Not that I was arrogant or over-confident but I just felt it that I will score and I did just that with my first touch of the game.

“It’s all about believing in your abilities and Mpho Makola keeps telling us not to doubt our abilities.”


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