Ex-Orlando Pirates and Bafana striker urged to join Kaizer Chiefs

Ex-Orlando Pirates and Bafana striker urged to join Kaizer Chiefs

Former Orlando Pirates striker Kermit Erasmus is urged to consider joining Kaizer Chiefs next season.

The 33-year-old was one of the six players released by the Buccaneers last week. Erasmus has had two stints at Pirates but it was his first that was memorable. Between 2013 and 2016, the striker scored 19 goals in 63 appearances for the Sea Robbers before he left to join French side Rennes. His second stint with Pirates was less successful but he bagged four trophies with the Soweto Giants.

Former Kaizer Chiefs winger Junior Khanye said the former Orlando Pirates star might be a good fit for Amakhosi

“I’d love to see him signing for Kaizer Chiefs,” he told iDiski TV.

“I do believe Kaizer Chiefs can offer something. But Chiefs might not want to because they might look at his age because in South Africa, once you are 34, 35, they label you that you can’t play anymore.  

“I don’t understand where this comes from because there are top players who are still playing for their countries at 36, 37 and they are still scoring.

Former Orlando Pirates star Kermit Erasmus a good fit for Kaizer Chiefs?

“Ronaldo scored two goals now for Portugal. He is 38 turning 39, the same age as me, but he is still wearing the armband for Portugal and scoring.

“So why not Kermit at the age of 34 [33]? For me he is still good enough to play for Kaizer Chiefs,” Khanye said about the ex-Orlando Pirates striker.

Erasmus still valued at the age of 33

Amakhosi have had a season to forget finishing only 10th in the DStv Premiership. None of their strikers managed to reach double figures last campaign and it’s almost certain the club would look to bring one or two forwards in the preseason.