• Sundowns in talks for Erasmus – CT City chairman Comitis

    Kermit Erasmus of Cape Towns City

    Cape Town City chairman John Comitis has revealed that Mamelodi Sundowns have shown interest in striker Kermit Erasmus but admits nothing has materialised yet.

    The former Orlando Pirates striker has done well to re-establish himself as one of South Africa’s leading striker since returning to South Africa from France in 2019.

    The Bafana Bafana international enjoyed a strong 2019-20 season which has seemingly made him a target of the treble winners after netting 13 times.

    Chairman Comitis has admitted that Sundowns have shown interest but they have not met the club’s evaluation of the player.

    “Sundowns showed interest about three weeks ago,” Comitis told IOL.

    “They spoke to me but nothing has materialised since then. At the moment, we’ve heard nothing from them.”

    “We have to be realistic about Kermit’s value,” the former Ajax Cape Town chairman said.

    “If we get a realistic value for his services we have to entertain it [the interest] because we have a plan on how to cover the void that he will leave if we agree a deal with Sundowns.”

    Erasmus is an experienced player having turned out for several clubs in Europe, including Dutch giants Feyenoord, French sides Stade Rennais and RC Lens, and Portuguese club Vitoria Setubal.