His fine display in the CAF Confederations Cup saw him making the bench in a team that included stars such as Andrew Ayew (Swansea City, England), Yaya Toure (Manchester City, England)), Yacine Brahimi (Porto, Portugal) and the 2015 African footballer of the year Pierre-Emerrick Aubameyang (Borrusia Dortmund, Germany).
Erasmus registered five goals in the tournament to help the Buccaneers reach the competition’s final, where they lost to Tunisian giants Estoile du Sahel.
The Bucs striker will probably take that recognition as a motivation ahead of his team’s Absa premiership clash with Platinum Stars tomorrow at the Orlando Stadium, in a bid to help his team kick-start their first league game of 2016 with some positive results.
AFRICA FINEST XI
Goalkeeper: Robert Muteba KIDIABA (DR Congo)
Defenders: Serge AURIER (Cote d’Ivoire), Aymen ABDENNOUR (Tunisia), Mohamed MEFTAH (Algeria)
Midfielders: Andre AYEW (Ghana), Yaya TOURE (Cote d’Ivoire), Sadio MANE (Senegal), Yacine BRAHIMI (Algeria),
Forwards: Mbwana Aly SAMATTA (Tanzania), Pierre-Emerrick AUBAMEYANG (Gabon), Baghdad BOUNEDJAH (Algeria)
Djigui DIARRA (Mali)
Azubuike OKECHUKWU (Nigeria)
Kelechi NWAKALI (Nigeria)
Zinedine FERHAT (Algeria)
Adama TRAORE (Mali)
Victor OSIMHEN (Nigeria)
Kermit ERASMUS (South Africa)
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