By Ernest Makhaya
Orlando Pirates’ Caf Champions League ambitions have been dealt with a blow after their request to register striker Kermit Erasmus was rejected by Caf.
Pirates PRO Mickey Modisane confirmed to Goal that Erasmus will have to wait another season before playing continental football, because according Caf competition rules; the former SuperSport United hitman is ineligible to play in this year’s competition.
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“We made a request to Caf to at least allow Kermit to participate in the Champions League, but we were told he is ineligible to play because he played in the Caf Confederation Cup while at SuperSport United,” Modisane told Goal.
However, Modisane is positive that the technical team will find a perfect replacement for Erasmus who was also hoping to take part in this year’s edition of the Caf Champions League.
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“We still have two places to fill before the closing date on August 5, but it is all up to the technical team to decide who they want to register,” he said.