Orlando Pirates striker Kermit Erasmus believes respect for the opposition is key to his side’s chances as they gear up for another big final over the weekend.
The Buccaneers take on Sekhukhune United in the Nedbank Cup final at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday, and are looking to add to the trophy claimed earlier in the season when they emerged victorious in the MTN 8 during the first half of the current campaign.
Erasmus, whose brace in the 2013/14 Nedbank Cup final helped Pirates to what is their most recent triumph in the prestigious tournament, believes Saturday’s must-win fixture is a great opportunity to make another addition to the trophy cabinet.
“Being at a Club like Orlando Pirates, it’s obviously important to help bring silverware to the Club,” he told OrlandoPiratesfc.com.
“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.”
Erasmus admits to relishing the opportunity to appear in another cup final, with the hope of making an impact when it matters.
“A cup final is obviously always something great to be a part of and I’m always grateful for the opportunity to be involved,” Erasmus said. “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.”
The Nedbank Cup final is scheduled to kick off at 18:00 at the Loftus Stadium on Saturday.
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