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I have nothing to prove - Erasmus

New Orlando Pirates signing Kermit Erasmus says will have nothing to prove against his old club SuperSport United when he likely takes them on at the weekend in the MTN8.

Erasmus is expected to lead the attack for the Buccaneers in the quarterfinal tie at the Mbombela Stadium just weeks after leaving SuperSport United on the biggest move of the off-season transfer window.

"Football is a team sport and this game with SuperSport is not about me. I want to do well for my team. I'm not out to prove anything to SuperSport," said Erasmus at a Johannesburg press conference on Wednesday to promote the MTN8 tie.

Erasmus, who was discovered by SuperSport while still a boy and grew up in their academy, sought to deflect any notion of pressure since his high profile move.

"I'm not feeling any pressure. The fans and team have been most welcoming and I want to repay that faith," he told reporters.

"I have players around me like Oupa (Manyisa), (Andile) Jali and (Sifiso) Myeni who I have played with before. I understand them so we will work well in scoring.

"Competition is everywhere, not just at Pirates. It's healthy for players to compete and get the best out of each other," he added.

Erasmus made no bones about his desire to leave SuperSport before the start of the season even though he had spent six seasons at the club as a professional and also been sent by them to Feyenoord in the Netherlands.


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