Erasmus completes sensational Bucs return

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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)

Soweto giants Orlando Pirates on Friday sensationally confirmed the signing of striker Kermit Erasmus from Mamelodi Sundowns in a deadline day transfer.

The Buccaneers have bolstered their attack by confirming the Deadline Day acquisition of Erasmus on a two-year deal.

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Erasmus previously represented the Buccaneers between 2013 and 2016 and becomes the club's third signing on Deadline Day, following the prior announcement of Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo's arrival from Marumo Gallants and Sipho Chaine's move from Chippa United.

"Orlando Pirates is happy to announce the signing of Kermit Erasmus on a two-year deal," Pirates said in a statement.

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"Romeo, as he is affectionately known, returns to the club having left to join French outfit Stade Rennais back in 2016.

"The experienced forward joins the Buccaneers having recently been cleared by his former employer and becomes the sixth senior signing of the season."

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