Johnson explains Gyimah's SuperSport United exit

The 23-year-old Gyimah made a shocking move to AmaZayoni despite growing interest from several top local clubs and European teams
By Ernest Makhaya

SuperSport United coach Cavin Johnson has told Goal that Edwin Gyimah's unexpected move to MP Black Aces was purely for football reasons, rather than anything else.

Johnson said the arrival of Michael Morton from Maritzburg United as well as Morne Nel's presence in team was the reason the club decided to let Gyimah go and get some game time elsewhere.

"It's the nature of football my man," Johnson told Goal. "We have Michael (Morton), Morne (Nel)... and it was going to be difficult for him next season. Competition is tough in the team," he added.

"We had to look at what we want and what we need for the season and we thought why not let Edwin go where he can play regular football which is at Aces? So, a decision was made," said Johnson.

The former Platinum Stars mentor didn't want to comment if Aces' offer for the player was too good to turn down, as Gyimah had a contract with them until 2017.

"My job is to coach and get players onto the pitch. So, I'm not the right person to answer whether it was difficult to let him go or not because I don't know the figures involved," revealed Johnson.

He also admitted that several European clubs were interested in the Ghanaian international, but said that nothing came out of it.

"Yes, there was European interest for Edwin but it didn't materialise. Again, it's football and there's nothing we can do about it," he concluded.

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