McCarthy: "It will be hard for Baxter to ignore Erasmus for Bafana"

McCarthy: "It will be hard for Baxter to ignore Erasmus for Bafana"

- The Bafana legend is backing Kermit Erasmus's bid to return to the national squad

- This comes after Erasmus's return to form at City

- Erasmus hopes to make Baxter's final squad for Afcon

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Bafana Bafana legend, Benni McCarthy, has expressed support for Kermit Erasmus's attempt to get back onto the national team ahead of the Afcon.

This follows Erasmus joining Cape Town City on a three-year contract.

Prior to that, Erasmus played for European clubs but saw little success.

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McCarthy, who is also the City coach, said that Erasmus was working hard in order to return to Bafana Bafana. Despite not playing much over the last three seasons, Erasmus has returned to form somewhat since signing with City. He scored two goals in his last five appearances.

Reportedly, Erasmus has hopes of making Baxter's final Bafana squad for Afcon. The last time Erasmus played for the national team was in June last year during the Afcon qualifier against Nigeria.

Bafana is set to play against Libya in their final qualifier for the tournament. They need to win in order to take part in Afcon.

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Until then, Erasmus is aiming at continuing his comeback at City, with his next appearance scheduled for Tuesday against Mamelodi Sundowns. 

City are currently sitting at fourth on Absa Premiership log with 36 points. Sundowns are in first place, with 40 points.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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