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Erasmus scored his first Bafana goal against Botswana last Saturday, and believes he has done enough to earn more call-ups in future

Orlando Pirates striker Kermit Erasmus has told the club website that winning his 5th and 6th Bafana caps has been quite an experience.

Erasmus opened his international account with a header against Botswana at the Moses Mabhida Stadium last weekend, and he says that goal has given him a lot of confidence to keep pushing for a regular place in the national team squad.

“It has been a great experience for me in the national team,” said Erasmus. “I scored a goal (on Saturday against Botswana) which obviously gives me a lot of confidence.”

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The 23-year-old forward was also introduced in Bafana's 2-1 defeat to Zimbabwe on Tuesday, but he couldn't score or help Bafana avoid defeat.

However, Erasmus says he is looking to build from the two games he played under Gordon Igesund to try and consolidate his position in Bafana, as he would like to continue with his dream to represent the country at international level.

“I look to build on my past two performances and try to consolidate my position in the team. It won’t be easy, but I am up for the challenge. It's every player's dream to represent his country and I am no different,” he said.

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Having worked with Igesund for the first time in the past week or so, Erasmus reveals the Bafana coach told him to play his normal football, which helped him perform well when he was included in the starting eleven against the Zebras.


“What I also like is that the head coach [Gordon Igesund] told me not to put myself under pressure - he wants me playing my normal football. This helped me a lot.” he added.

The former SuperSport United player has found it hard to cement a place in the Pirates starting line-up, because he's only available for domestic football while Bucs have recently had a busy Caf Champions League schedule.

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