Bafana Bafana’s leading goal-scorer over the years, Benni McCarthy, has backed striker Kermit Erasmus to force his way back into the national team fold just in time for 2019’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt. Erasmus has played little football in the past three seasons due to unsuccessful stints at European clubs since leaving Orlando Pirates for France in 2015. The Port Elizabeth-born striker is on a mission to regain full match fitness and resurrect his career since joining Cape Town City on a three-year contract in December. Since his move to Cape Town‚ Erasmus has contributed two goals in five appearances in all competitions‚ both strikes coming in his last two games‚ as he rediscovers his scoring touch while getting vital playing time. City coach McCarthy said Erasmus has set himself a goal to return to Bafana and is working hard towards that. The City coach said that with a few more goals in the coming weeks‚ national team coach Stuart Baxter will find it difficult not ...

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