Kermit Erasmus is having his best season since his final full campaign with Orlando Pirates, but he’s waiting to see whether he’ll be able to set a new personal best for himself…
The 29-year-old has scored nine Absa Premiership goals for Cape Town City this season in 18 games so far, and a small blessing in disguise for the attacker in the form of the league postponement has given him extra time to recover from injury.
Erasmus picked up a knock against Maritzburg United back in January that was due to see him miss a large chunk of the remainder of the season, however he now says that he’s fully fit with seven games left to play.
Should ‘Romeo’ pick up two more goals then he will beat his best ever goal return in the South African top-flight, and three more would see him eclipse his record of 11 goals in the 2009/10 season when he was on loan with Excelsior in the Netherlands.
It remains to be seen whether – or when – football will return in South Africa once the Coronavirus pandemic has been brought under control, but Erasmus will be raring to go if he does get the chance…
Speaking to the Siya crew earlier this week from his home in Cape Town, Erasmus said, “It bought me more time to be fully fit physically as well… I can basically say that I’m 100% injury-free at the moment.”
To find out more about what Erasmus is getting up to in lockdown, check out the video below: