I came here to win trophies- Romeo

Kermit Erasmus made his Mamelodi Sundowns debut over the weekend as he came on as a sub in the MTN 8 last-eight clash against Bloemfontein Celtic.

The Port Elizabeth born striker recently joined Masandawana from Cape Town City and is already finding his feet at the club and has said that “It has been great and I am enjoying the vibe amongst the squad, everyone is free-spirited and that is how I am. I know most players from the national team and from other previous teams and that makes it easier to get along. I am very excited and happy to be here.”

During his spell with the Citizens last season, he made twenty-seven appearances and played in all competitions, he found the back of the net on fourteen occasions.

“For me personally, it’s to stay injury-free. That is the most important thing to me, if I can do that then I am sure we can achieve a lot as a team. I also came here to win trophies, you know, compete with the best teams on the continent. I also want to break the record of being the top goalscorer by trying to score thirty goals. A lot of people might think I am in over my head but with the players around me here, it is possible. When I look at the quality of players that are around me, the likes of KK, Jali, Mshishi, George, Sirino, I believe that the goal of twenty to thirty goals is achievable, and if I can stay injury-free, then why not?”

13 Responses
  1. ITDowns

    The main reason we don’t do well in the MTN 8 competitions is because we always start seasons very slowly. I was hoping that Coach Manqoba and co. would have come up with remedy by now. I guess introducing too many changes worked against us as we didn’t show good coherence especially in our attacking 4 ( Sirino-Zwane-Domingo and Shalulile). As soon as we went down 1-0, I did not see the need for a 2 Defensive Midfield set up of Kekana and Coetzee. Celtic were uncomfortable when our Attacking midfielders ran straight at them through middle and Mkhulise and Keletso should have been given more time to over-turn the scoreline. Hard Luck Gents. So let’s build on this and to our Coaches: A sense of urgency to make subs esp. in Cup games is required. Lastly, if Coach Manqoba is head coach, he shouldn’t allow Steve to be the one dishing out instructions on the sideline as this doesn’t show good leadership.

    1. Joe

      Our first Match was basically to see and look and the possible combinations in our squad. I appreciated the drive from the team and am sorry we did not get the goals we deserve but the team played. All we need now is to aim for a decent win and start the competition running and win convincingly. Average put all f us under pressure last season. The team must work the figures correctly. Having three coaches must not be seen as a curse to the team but a blessing. We love them all, working together with a common goal, TO WIN!

  2. Ronnie Bothma

    I like this sort of thinking… People might say it’s not realistic. If you don’t set goals you don’t achieve goals. This is the sort of attitude required. At Sundowns we share the ball, so chances are high for to achieve your goals

  3. Philani

    Hardluck madawan amahle, this thing of MTN SUNDOWNS FC WILL NOT WIN IT UNLESS IT WILL BE SHIFTED TOWARDS THE END OF THE SEASON because our team always start slow and finish stronger

  4. Philani

    Masandawan 👆 please my hornarable technical team please don’t change the winning formula rather introduce new players gradually

    1. Gabriel

      Best of luck Romeo, looking forward to your performances for us, really excited on your inclusion in this great team, exciting attacking football! 😊

  5. Soso

    Good luck boy, you one player I always wanted in our team for one reason your finishing is out of this world. Please work hard on and off the ball.