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‘I’m Excellent Against Chiefs, But Struggle Against Pirates!’

Former Orlando Pirates player Edwin Gyimah has revealed why he tends to struggle when playing against his former employers, despite flourishing whenever he plays against their archrivals, Kaizer Chiefs.

The Ghanaian who is currently a free agent following his shock departure from relegated Black Leopards at the end of the campaign opened up to Soccer Laduma in edition 1233 about his exit form Lidoda Duvha and his impressive 2020/21 season in which he made 30 appearances – the most of any Leopards player.

The former Buccaneer also shared his delight on picking up a Man of the Match award against his former side last season, revealing why he often struggles when playing against the club where he spent two seasons between 2015 and 2017.

“I’ve noticed with Chiefs, every time when I play against them, I always have a good game. A lot of my Man of the Match awards come from Chiefs games. Every time we play against them, I have a good game,” he told the crew.

“With Pirates sometimes, ha, ha, I tend to struggle… yho! So, I was happy when I got Man of the Match when we played against them in Venda. For me neh, let me speak honestly... every time we meet with Pirates, I don’t really play the way I want. I don’t enjoy my game. I want to come out and say, ‘Okay, I am also on the same level as them.’ I wouldn’t want them to see that I am in this team and where I am determines how I play. I want them to see that when they come to the field, there is also a good player. That’s my mentality,” he added.

The crew revealed that Gyimah has attracted the interest of a host of DStv Premiership teams including Chippa United, where he could reunite with his former coach Gavin Hunt.

Gyimah also discusses:

  • His shock departure from Leopards
  • Whether he prefers playing in midfield or defence
  • And why he wants to stay in Mzansi despite interest from abroad

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