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
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
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.”