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Hunt: I Never Thought Bucs Midfielder Would Make It

Bidvest Wits coach, Gavin Hunt, has indicated that he initially thought that Orlando Pirates midfielder, Edwin Gyimah, wouldn’t cut it.

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Gyimah joined SuperSport United from Ghanaian outfit, Wa All Stars, in 2011, and enjoyed a successful spell under the tutelage of Hunt, before the coach departed for Wits in 2013.

The 24-year-old fell out of favour at Matsatsantsa and was sent out on loan to Mpumalanga Black Aces last season, before securing a move to Orlando Pirates ahead of the current campaign.

Hunt has indicated that he was also interested in signing the utility midfielder-cum-defender a number of times after his move to Braamfontein.

“Edwin’s story is funny because when I first saw him, I never thought he’d make it. He was so shy and getting words out of his mouth was a challenge, but I must say I enjoyed working with him,” Hunt told Soccer Laduma.

“He is one of the most dedicated and committed players I have ever coached and when I left SuperSport United for Bidvest Wits, I wanted to take him along, but his price tag was just too high.

“He is versatile and takes instructions very easily, so I really enjoyed working with him. Even when he was at Mpumalanga Black Aces I wanted him.

“I am happy he joined a team of Orlando Pirates’ calibre and he has done well there so far. I know one day he will realise his dream of playing in Europe.”

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Do you think Gyimah should be playing more often at the Buccaneers? Do you think he should be used as a midfielder or defender?

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