HUNGRY FOR GAME: Kermit Erasmus. Photo: Phando Jikelo/ African News Agency/ANA

Kermit Erasmus is back in South African football to play the game he loves.

The 28-year-old Bafana Bafana striker signed for Cape Town City on Wednesday after three years at various destinations in Europe without getting regular game time.

At his unveiling on Thursday at a lavish V&A Waterfront restaurant, where he met up with his new teammates for Christmas lunch, the forward was keen to get down to business.

The former Orlando Pirates ace says: “Things didn’t work out in Europe.

“If it was the other way around, I would still be in Europe.

“But I also have to look at my age and what I want for myself - no amount of money can make you happy if you’re not on the pitch.

“That’s the most important thing for a footballer.”

Once the striker is registered to play in the PSL after the festive break, Erasmus, who will wear the No.33 jersey, says his first goal is to enjoy his football.

After turning out for teams in the Netherlands (Feyenoord), France (Rennes), Sweden (AFC Eskilstuna) and Portugal (Vitoria de Setubal), he adds: “I’m not one to set a certain amount of goals for myself.

“For it’s about enjoying my game and help where I can - and that’s winning.

“It’s not about who scores the goals, as long we win as a team - that’s the goal.

“The goals will come, that I’m confident of.”

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