Erasmus explains France move

Former Orlando Pirates striker Kermit Erasmus has set the record straight about his move to Ligue 1 side Stade Rennais, insisting Sea Robbers chairman Irvan Khoza knew about the move.

Erasmus' move to the French club was shrouded in controversy when it was announced last week, with Pirates coach Eric Tinker saying he thought the 25 year-old went travelled to the Netherlands to attend to 'family matters'.

The 25-year-old, though, insists that the move was above board and that Khoza was aware of what was going on.

Speaking on his new club's website, Erasmus said: "The [Rennes] leaders have seen videos of my performances in South Africa that they have surely appreciated. They then came up to see some of my games and met my chairman. Everything went well."

Now that he has cleared the air, Erasmus is keen to adapt to his new surroundings and help his club, who are currently sixth on the log, finish in the European places.

"My first ambition is to adapt to the environment, to win my place in the team and contribute to the club's success," he added.

"Stade Rennais is a very good team in France which has the objective to qualify for a European competition."