KE95: There's no bad blood at Cape Town City
Cape Town City striker Kermit Erasmus says there is a healthy competition for places in attack and the mood in the Citizens camp is positive as well as supportive.
Erasmus arrived at the Citizens in December having endured fails spells for clubs in France, Sweden and Portugal.
He made his debut for City in the 1-0 victory over SuperSport United in the side's first match of 2019.
However, he did pick up a minor hamstring injury in the clash and will miss this weekend's clash against Baroka.
Nonetheless, the Bafana Bafana international is loving life in the Mother City.
The forward, who often posts the anacronym #KE95 on his official Twitter account postings, told Kickoff: "I'm happy and enjoying my time here. I'm obviously disappointed I won't be part of the team this weekend, but it's one of those things.
"I just have to be careful and be ready for the next game. I am trying to get back as quickly as possible with the necessary precautions.
"I've been watching from afar, and it's really exceeded my expectations. I'm really happy I came here and joined the club. The training sessions have been great, every player wakes up and looks forward to coming to training and is excited to be part of the team.
"As much as I jogged around the field today, I missed being on it and being part of the team. All the exercises we do help us improve as footballers, so it's good and exciting and we enjoy it.
With Siphelele Mthembu and Matthew Rusike already in the striking department, Erasmus feels that healthy competition for places can only benefit the Benni McCarthy-coached outfit.
The 28-year-old concluded: "It's always good to have competition amongst us as players, to push one another every day, not only on game day but also at training, that's where you give yourself a chance to be part of the team. So healthy competition is good for us as players. There's no bad blood and it creates a good environment amongst us. We all push one another to be the best as a team."
The Citizens face Bakgaga at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday night. Kickoff is from 20:15.