Bongani Zungu backs Kermit Erasmus to remain in Europe
Posted: 28 February 2018 Time: 10:00
France-based midfielder Bongani Zungu says he hopes to see Kermit Erasmus back in action as soon as possible, and backs the striker to continue his career in Europe.
Erasmus recently ended a tumultuous stay at French topflight club Stade Rennes having struggled to establish himself in France, making just 11 appearances since joining in 2016.
Zungu, on the contrary, has been enjoying a solid season in his first year in France, having made 19 appearances so far for Ligue I club Amiens.
The Bafana Bafana international however feels his 27-year-old compatriot still has what it takes to make the grade in Europe, insisting it’s not all doom and gloom for the former SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates forward.
“Kermit is a very nice guy and I wish him all the best,” Zungu tells KickOff.com. “I hope he stays positive, and I think he’s got what it takes to make it elsewhere – it’s not the end of the road. He’s got experience, he’s been in the game for some time, and I’m sure he’s planned something [for his future].
“I wish him all the best, and hope he gets back to the pitch as soon as possible, and hope he lands anther contract in Europe where he can excel.”
Erasmus, who has turned out for Dutch clubs Feyenoord and Excelsior Rotterdam and also had a loan stint at Lens, was released outside of the January transfer window, and therefore cannot be registered for a new club – in whose country the mid-season transfer window ended in January – until the end of the current campaign.