Pirates expected to challenge for titles

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Kermit Erasmus celebrates one of his goals during his first spell at Orlando Pirates
Kermit Erasmus celebrates one of his goals during his first spell at Orlando Pirates
Lefty Shivambu

Former Orlando Pirates striker Andries Sebola insists his former side is now expected to challenge for honours following the addition of Kermit Erasmus and Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo.

The Sea Robbers dominated Thursday's transfer window deadline day with the addition of two major signings.

Erasmus returns for a second spell at Pirates where he will be aiming to lead his new side to silverware.

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"Erasmus and Ndlondlo are good signings," Sebola tells KickOff.

"I'm happy with the signings, and now I can say we will compete.

"As long as the coach Jose Riveiro is able to select the right combinations alongside the right game-plan.

"That's when you will see the best from our players as the competition in the team will be tough.

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"Erasmus is coming back for a second spell, so he is hungry to prove a point.

"Especially with age not on his side as it's the norm in South Africa that once you are over 30, they say you are finished.

"But the young man Ndlondlo I know he can deliver if he is given game-time.

"I'm happy with the signings, especially with Ndlondlo in the middle, the boy can spray passes to the strikers and wingers.

"That's where the coach needs to use him, I don't want to see the coach using one striker because if you look at the height of Erasmus, he is unable to play in air.

"Just put another striker next to him, and you will see the best of Pirates now.

"This is the Pirates that is going to compete for trophies and the league.

"I will put my money on Pirates to challenge for everything.

"There are no excuses now and they must deliver. We need results now! Riveiro he must deliver the league title now."

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