Erasmus: We have prepared well for the Final

Orlando Pirates striker, Kermit Erasmus, says the Buccaneers have prepared well for the Nedbank Cup Final against Sekhukhune United.

Pirates won the MTN8 earlier this season and stand a chance to win a domestic cup double if they beat Babina Noko. The Nedbank Cup final is will kick off at 18:00 on Saturday.

“I think we have prepared well,” Erasmus told the Pirates website. “We’ve got our plans for how they might approach the game, but you know it could change. It also could be the same, but we are prepared for whatever might happen on the day.”

The 32-year-old is on his second spell with the Buccaneers. In 2013, he joined from Supersport United and his brace during the 2013/14 Nedbank Cup Final helped Pirates beat Bidvest Wits 3-1.

“Being at a club like Orlando Pirates, it’s obviously important to help bring silverware to the club,” adds Erasmus.

“It’s a great opportunity for us to achieve that. Hopefully, we’ll be ready on the day and give everything to make that possible.”

“A Cup Final is obviously always something great to be a part of and I’m always grateful for the opportunity to be involved. It’s just about giving my best for the team.

“Hopefully, we can be victors on the day. We have a lot of respect for our opposition and we’re not taking anything for granted. We’ll go in there and give our best, and our best will hopefully bring the trophy home.”

Erasmus says being expected to deliver in the big moments is a challenge he has become accustomed to taking on. “It’s something I accept and take on the best way I can,” he said.

“I just give my best whenever I’m given the chance to don the jersey. I’m blessed to be able to deliver on big games, and hopefully I can do the same on Saturday.”

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