With a player of his quality, you could be wondering why versatile player Edwin Gyimah has struggled to stay longer at various teams since leaving SuperSport United in 2014.
Aged 28, Gyimah has played for five teams in the last 5 years including a short stint at then Swedish second division side Helsingborg IF.
His loan move to Mpumalanga Black Aces from Matsatsantsa raised eyebrows amongst football fans before the player moved to Orlando Pirates in 2015 and left the Buccaneers two years later.
The Ghanaian who has now been signed by Black Leopards until the end of the current Premier Soccer League season admits he’s also asked himself the same question.
“Sometimes, I even sit down and ask myself what is happening, but you know these teams, these companies they have got their way of buying or recommending players,” Gyimah told FARPost.co.za.
“So, I did understand teams and those who felt like there is no opportunity for me, its not their fault it’s just how things work,” he said.
“If somebody doesn’t want you then you go somewhere so I don’t have any problem with anybody, even if a coach rejected me or whatsoever, I am okay because you never know maybe one day, I might meet that coach again.”
Gyimah has also sent his gratitude to his former coach at Bidvest Wits, Gavin Hunt, whom he says gave him a lifeline upon his return from Sweden.
“Let me use this opportunity to thank Gavin Hunt and the Bidvest Wits team, because when I came back to the country from Sweden they gave me an opportunity so I want to thank him and the club and the players Tyson (Thulani Hlatshwayo) and all the players for accepting me and for being there for me,” he added.
Gyimah arrived in South Africa in 2011 to join SuperSport United but struggled for game time and was sent on loan to Mpumalanga Black Aces (now Cape Town City).
By Ofhani Munyai