Absa Premiership

CAF recognition pleases Erasmus

2016-01-19 15:15
Kermit Erasmus (Supplied)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates striker Kermit Erasmus is encouraged to work harder after making the cut in the 18-man CAF African Team of the Year.

Erasmus was proud to be selected alongside the cream of the crop in African football after impressing in Pirates' CAF Confederations Cup campaign, scoring five goals.

"Obviously it was an honour to be part of the likes of Yaya Toure and Aubameyang and Andre Ayew to make an 18-man squad. For me it was a great achievement," Erasmus told KickOff.

"It will be something that I will cherish for the rest of my career but you know life goes on. I have to keep on grinding and doing what I know and that is playing football."

Erasmus also hailed his team’s character after pulling off a miraculous comeback to draw 3-3 with Maritzburg United on Saturday.

"It's great character we showed and it shows what character we have in the team," Erasmus said. 

"We have soldiers and I think we showed that in Africa. It is one of the things we are known for and we showed that and I'm sure the fans loved it."

Pirates next face Jomo Cosmos at Olen Park on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 18:00.

Read more on:    orlando pirates  |  caf award  |  psl  |  kermit erasmus  |  soccer

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Fixtures
Saturday, 04 April 2020
Stellenbosch v Cape Town City, Cape Town Stadium 15:00
Orlando Pirates v Baroka FC, Orlando Stadium 15:00
Chippa United v Highlands Park, Sisa Dukashe Stadium 15:00
SuperSport United v Polokwane City, Lucas Moripe Stadium 18:00
Wits v AmaZulu, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Maritzburg United v Mamelodi Sundowns, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 05 April 2020
Bloemfontein Celtic v Kaizer Chiefs, Dr Molemela Stadium 15:00
Golden Arrows v Black Leopards, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium 15:00
Wednesday, 08 April 2020
Cape Town City v Mamelodi Sundowns, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

And the 2019/20 Absa Premiership champions will be ... ?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.