‘I sacrificed 50% of my salary’

Orlando Pirates supporters loved Kermit Erasmus to bits, the latest video clip will intensify the love even deeper.


Speaking in the club’s new documentary series Bucs Change Room, the 33-year-old from Gqeberha suggested that he was never given the credit he deserves as an Orlando Pirates player.

“There is no thank you in a valued way where you can say that he has been looked after for what he has contributed in his life,” Erasmus said on the show, as shared by @DhlomoV via X.

“I came to this club, and I sacrificed, if you’re speaking about money[Erasmus sheds tears]… I sacrificed close to 50% of my salary to come here [from Mamelodi Sundowns in 2023].

“I give everything for this club [Orlando Pirates]. When I arrived, the team was struggling. I’m not saying that I’m an individual that can change everything but with my winning mentality, I can sure contribute to affect things in the right direction. And when I arrived, I believe that’s what I’ve done up until I was not allowed to do that anymore, which was obviously the beginning of this year. I just feel that there is no respect in the way things have went, more so in the way I have done things for my career and for this club.

“I am not saying the club has not done anything for me,” the former Orlando Pirates star continued.

“I am speaking about me as an individual playing football in the country. I can speak a lot on past players. I like to speak a lot about colour also, I don’t want to be a racist about it or anything, but I know that I am coloured. I’ve seen it happen to past players before. I make an example of Daine Klate [former Orlando Pirates winger]. One of the most decorated coloured players in this country. But where is the acknowledgement in the industry of football for what he has contributed. One of the most decorated players for Orlando Pirates. But he is not recognised,” Erasmus concluded.


Orlando Pirates are working to catch up with the supreme Mamelodi Sundowns with a large team of specialists. A new technical team analyst is coming to Soweto.

Sea Robbers supporters might be surprised to learn that the Soweto giants did not have a video analyst? According to iDiski Times, Orlando Pirates are set to announce a video analyst from TS Galaxy.

“Orlando Pirates are set to conclude a deal for TS Galaxy analyst Ncwadi Saki ahead of the new season,” the outlet reported.

“It’s been confirmed to iDiski Times that Ncwadi Saki is the next to bolster their backroom staff as video analyst, as he’s said to have agreed terms for a move away from the Rockets,” the report added.

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