The South African national team looks rather lightweight in the strikers department in their squad to face Gambia in the Afcon qualifiers on June 4.
He’s oddly been overlooked by coach Shakes Mashaba on a number of occasions despite playing out of his skin for Orlando Pirates in the past, before moving to Stade Rennais in Ligue 1 in January.
However Mashaba won’t need to enter controversy again. Erasmus hinted at retirement from international football, saying he doesn’t see himself wearing the Bafana Bafana jersey anytime soon.
This is strange since he’s still just 25-years-old and did get selected occasionally during Gordon Igesund’s reign.
Kermit Erasmus turned down a national team call up and took Twitter to hit back at Mashaba for seeing him as a mere back-up to Tokelo Rantie who had pulled out of the squad for the African Cup of Nations qualifying match against Gambia, due to personal commitments.
With Kamohelo Mokotjo breaking his relationship with Mashaba, Erasmus becomes the second high profile player to do so before the Gambia game.