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Pirates beat rivals Chiefs to Erasmus’ signature





Orlando Pirates have introduced the signing of Mamelodi Sundowns striker Kermit Erasmus.

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Erasmus has been linked with the Buccaneers and Kaizer Chiefs for a while now. The rumours linking the previous Bafana Bafana striker to Pirates began when the striker wished out at Sundowns after a scarcity of sport time with the membership. 

It was then reported that the ahead was allegedly advised that he can solely be launched from his contract if he doesn’t be part of the Buccaneers or Kaizer Chiefs.

The Buccaneers, nevertheless, have now introduced that Erasmus has rejoined the membership on a two-year deal. Erasmus left Pirates in 2016 to affix French outfit Stade Rennais. 

“Orlando Pirates is completely happy to announce the signing Kermit Erasmus on a two-year deal. Romeo, as he’s affectionately identified, returns to the membership having left to affix French outfit Stade Rennais again in 2016,” learn assertion from the membership. 

“The skilled ahead joins the Buccaneers having lately been cleared by his former employer and turns into the sixth senior signing of the season.”

Commenting on his return to Pirates, the 32-year-old striker stated, “it’s good to be again”. 

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In the meantime, Pirates has additionally bolstered their goalkeeping division by including Sipho Chaine, with the shot-stopper becoming a member of Bucs from Chippa United. 

Chaine involves the Buccaneers as a substitute for Wayne Sandilands, who was launched by the membership after his contract ended again in June. 

“In the meantime, Orlandopiratesfc.com can affirm the signing of goalkeeper Sipho Chaine. The 25-year-old indicators from Chippa United on a three-year deal,” the membership concluded.

Erasmus and Chaine signings follows that of Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo, who was introduced earlier in the course of the switch deadline day. 

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