Mixed Reactions to Kermit Erasmus Going to Orlando Pirates From Mamelodi Sundowns Amid Kaizer Chiefs Interest

Mixed Reactions to Kermit Erasmus Going to Orlando Pirates From Mamelodi Sundowns Amid Kaizer Chiefs Interest

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:12 PM
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  • Kermit Erasmus became the biggest news in South African football earlier today
  • The striker was revealed as Orlando Pirates' last-ditch deadline day signing from Mamelodi Sundowns
  • Erasmus had also been linked with a move to Kaizer Chiefs as it became clear that he was on the way out in Tshwane

Local football continues to shake following Kermit Erasmus' latest move.

The 32-year-old striker has returned to Orlando Pirates after being given the green light by Mamelodi Sundowns, where he was completely out of favour. Erasmus had also been strongly linked with a move to Kaizer Chiefs, but it turns out the Amakhosi cooled their interest in him.

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Kermit Erasmus has returned to Orlando Pirates after leaving Mamelodi Sundowns. Image source: @iDiskiTimes.
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Erasmus departed the Buccaneers for French club Rennes after a successful stint between 2013 and 2016. According to Transfermarkt, the centre-forward made 80 appearances for the Buccaneers between 2013 and 2016, scoring 21 times for the Soweto giants.

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Naturally, the reaction to this development has been rather tasty.

@mashoodoZ said:

"I'm glad Kermit Erasmus has rejoined Pirates ....I honestly didn't want him to join chiefs."

@DoroMavo said:

"Kaizer Chiefs fans signed Kermit Erasmus, Mthethwa, Ndlondlo & Mandieta on twitter I even saw starting line ups Naturena Orlando Pirates"

@Entrenador_HK said:

"Chiefs fans hating on the return of Kermit Erasmus to Orlando Pirates because of the Soweto Derby scorcher he scored those years back"

@tumiwamodimo said:

"Didn't they say Mamelodi Sundowns is blocking Kermit Erasmus to move to either Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates to eliminate the competition??? Social media typist & their journalists at Soccer Laduma are quite now..."

Percy Tau to make an unexpected and dramatic return to Al Ahly

South Africa's midfielder Percy Tau is expected to make a surprising return to training at Egyptian club Al Ahly following an injury lay-off.

As revealed by Sports Brief, this was in contrast to reports that he was going to leave the club following his fall down the pecking order, especially after Pitso Mosimane's departure.

It was also reported that injuries and a loss of form had also seen him missing out on Hugo Broos' latest Bafana Bafana squad.

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