Kermit Erasmus knew that hard work and discipline would be key to his success but the Mamelodi Sundowns striker is now hungrier than ever to “climb higher” and improve his Premier Soccer League (PSL) goal tally.
The stocky built hitman has become the latest member of the PSL 50-goal club – achieving the feat when he scored against Stellenbosch last month in a DStv Premiership encounter.
Erasmus says is he pleased to have recently netted his 50th goal in the league which came in his 173rd appearance.
“It’s a good feeling! Hopefully, the next 50 (goals) come in fewer games and I am hoping to climb higher and see where I will be when my time to retire comes,” said Erasmus, who joined Sundowns on a three-year deal at the beginning of the season after an outstanding 2019/20 campaign in the colours of Cape Town City.
The Bafana Bafana international has already netted two goals and provided three assists in five league matches so far in the 2020/21 season.
His main goal this campaign is to hit the back of the net 30 times, a feat that has never been managed in the history of the league.
The last time anyone came close to that tally in the league was when Siyabonga Nomvete bagged 19 goals for Moroka Swallows in the 2011/12 PSL season.
Well, former Kaizer Chiefs and current AmaTuks striker Collins Mbesuma netted a mythical amount of 35 goals in all competitions for Amakhosi – 25 in the league, a record Erasmus is keen to break.
“Stats are very important as it shows the hard work you put in behind closed doors and the sacrifice you make to achieve goals that you set for yourself,” added Erasmus.
The Port Elizabeth-born striker is currently 14th on the list of all-time PSL goal scorers, with Nomvethe top of the list with 123.
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By FARPost Reporter
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