It’s a miracle that I'm still alive, says Orlando Pirates star Gyimah

The defender-come-midfielder insists that he resolved his issue with Ertugral before he resigned at Bucs

Orlando Pirates defender Edwin Gyimah remains hopeful that the team will regain their winning form in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) second round.

Gyimah is part of the Ghana squad at the ongoing 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals in Gabon and he has had some time to discuss life at Bucs.

Two successive PSL defeats late last year has seen Pirates management intensify their search for a permanent head coach, who will replace Augusto Palacios, the caretaker coach.

Palacios took over from Muhsin Ertugral in early November 2016. Gyimah and Eturgral had a fallout at the airport in Cape Town six weeks before the coach's departure.

“It’s part of the game. I didn’t feel anything (after Ertugral’s resignation). We resolved that issue,” Gyimah told The Star.

“The club situation is different and when it comes to the national team, it is different.

"The guys are in pre-season and playing some friendly games. Things will get better,” Gyimah continued.

The 25-year-old survived a car accident in Obuasi, Ghana last month after Bucs released him for national duty with the Black Stars.

“It’s a miracle that I am here. It’s not easy to be in a car accident, recover from it and within three days be in the national team and in the final squad," he said.

"I am just happy I made it here. I am strong-minded. As long as that accident didn’t affect my body, just a scratch on my face, I was okay with it.”

Gyimah's Ghana will take on Mali in their second Group D game in Port-Gentil on Saturday. He was unused substitute against Uganda on Tuesday.