Sundowns reveal details on shock Erasmus transfer

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PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - APRIL 09:   Kermit Erasmus of Mamelodi Sundowns celebrates scoring a goal during the Nedbank Cup quarter final match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Summerfield Dynamos at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on April 09, 2022 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - APRIL 09: Kermit Erasmus of Mamelodi Sundowns celebrates scoring a goal during the Nedbank Cup quarter final match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Summerfield Dynamos at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on April 09, 2022 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns on Friday confirmed that striker Kermit Erasmus joined Orlando Pirates as a free agent following an agreement to terminate his contract.

Erasmus completed a shock move to the Buccaneers after falling down the pecking order at the DStv Premiership champions.

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"Mamelodi Sundowns has parted ways with Kermit Romeo Erasmus who joined the Brazilians back in October 2020," a Sundowns statement said.

"The enterprising striker's contract was due to end in May and both parties have agreed on early termination to allow Kermit to get more game time elsewhere.

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"In the two years that Kermit has been with Mamelodi Sundowns, the talented player has displayed professionalism and was always on hand to share his knowledge- and-experience with his teammates.

"Everyone at Mamelodi Sundowns would like to wish Romeo the best of luck with his future endeavours on and off the pitch."

The diminutive attacker registered 10 goals with seven assists in 43 appearances during his two-year spell at Masandawana.

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