Although Mamelodi Sundowns are high on confidence after bagging the win against Jwaneng Galaxy in the Caf Champions League first-leg of the first round, striker Kermit Erasmus anticipates a tough class against MTN8 champions Orlando Pirates at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday (15:30.)
In their DStv Premiership title defence, the ‘Brazilians occupy top spot in the log standings after collecting five wins in eight matches, while the ‘Buccaneers’ have won three times in their seven games to land in fifth place.
Erasmus speaks about this coming game as he is familiar with Pirates. The Port Elizabeth-born hitman turned out for Pirates between 2013-2016.
“Pirates are a very attacking and ball-playing team, they use their width properly. It will be a difficult game but if we stick to the plan, we are working on anything can happen and we have been creating chances,” said Erasmus.
“And we just need to convert them. It will be an entertaining game for the people to watch.”
The Bafana international has formed a strong combination in the front three, with Peter Shalulile and Themba Zwane. The trio have scored more than ten goals between them in all competitions and ‘Romeo’ has bagged two goals for himself and made three assists.
“We complement each other on the field of play and we always try to find space and look for one another and not be selfish in front of the goals,” he added.
“We know it is all about the team, it’s the team before the individual. If the team wins, we are happy and we have shown no selfishness amongst each other and it has been good for the team and us,” concluded Erasmus.
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By FARPost Reporter