Bucs fail in Erasmus CAF bid

Orlando Pirates

The Buccaneers signed the striker from SuperSport United on July 23 and sent a mail to CAF the next day to request his registration.

However, four days later the to-be-expected reply came back where the continent’s governing body explained that as Erasmus had turned out for Matsatsantsa in the CAF Confederations Cup this season, he would not be permitted to feature for another club in the Champions League.

According to Article 26, Para 9: “During the same year a player is in principle only eligible to play for one and the same club in the CAF inter-club competitions. However, a player, even though registered on the list of a club who has not been fielded in any match of inter clubs competitions, will be authorized to play for another participating club in the inter-clubs competitions during the same year so long as all the regulations are complied with.”