Orlando Pirates striker Kermit Erasmus has insisted that Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana legend Doctor Khumalo should not have to work another day in his life.

According to iDiski times, Erasmus, 32, has insisted that South African football legends should be respected more during a recent interview with Robert Marawa.

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The Buccaneers striker has had a superb start on his second coming at Orlando Stadium, scoring once and assisting three more – helping Pirates to lift the MTN8 trophy.

Erasmus also made an emotional plea that legends like Khumalo should be more respected for everything they’ve given to the local game.

“Sometimes I’m a little bit disappointed how our legends are treated after they’ve retired,” he said on Marawa Sports Worldwide.

“You contribute your life to this game, to make people happy, to absorb the pressure on weekends.

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“You also have your own life that you have to focus on these things affect your family as well when your team doesn’t do well. Your family is part of it.

“For me, it’s always about appreciating the legends and I’ve good contact with a lot of players that’ve retired that I look to as legends. Lucky Lekgwathi is one of them that I’m speaking to constantly.

“For me, it’s always about showing respect to the legends that have paved the way for us, just like we did with Doctor Khumalo the other night.

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“He is an icon, he is an icon. With what he’s done in his career, I don’t think he should work a day in his life anymore because in the early 90s he was as big as Nelson Mandela.

“That’s crazy, coming from the same environments we come from.”


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