Former striker for Mamelodi Sundowns Kermit Erasmus has reportedly signed with Orlando Pirates. He signed a two-year contract with the Buccaneers after reportedly being dissatisfied with his playing time at Sundowns.
After spending 2016 with the French team Stade Rennais, the forward has decided to return to his former Soweto club. When the Buccaneers played in the 2015 Caf Confederation Cup final, Erasmus was a crucial member of the team.
Erasmus expressed his happiness at returning home. Sundowns were rumored to have only agreed to let the former Bafana Bafana striker go if he did not sign with Pirates or Kaizer Chiefs.
✍️ Last deal of the window:
Sipho Chaine from Chippa United to Orlando Pirates as first called by @superjourno.
The 25-year-old keeper set to add back-up for Richard Ofori.
— Lorenz Köhler (@Lorenz_KO) September 22, 2022
Additionally, the Pirates have finalized the signing of goalkeeper Sipho Chaine, formerly of Bloemfontein Celtic and Chippa United. Chaine, who joined Chippa from Royal AM at the start of this season and has already made three appearances for the Eastern Cape club, will be playing for his second team in 2022-23.
The 25-year-old goalkeeper signed with the Buccaneers on the final day of the extended window. Pirates were in need of a third goalkeeper with experience and had recently signed Marumo Gallant’s player Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo.
Ghanaian international Richard Ofori is Bucs’ starting goalkeeper, and he’s joined by Siyabonga Mpontshane, 36, and Kopano Thuntsane, 22. Other than Chaine, Pirates were also rumored to be interested in Lloyd Kazapua, a 33-year-old Namibian goalkeeper for Chippa United, but it was the younger Chaine who ultimately convinced the Soweto giants to make the switch.