Absa Premiership

Gyimah gives Pirates versatility

2015-08-03 13:29
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Cape Town - Edwin Gyimah's addition to the Orlando Pirates setup has been hailed by Eric Tinkler, who believes his versatility will be crucial.

With the ability to slot into defensive midfield and centre-back, the Ghana international gives the Buccaneers technical team a new dimension.

Gyimah spent last season on loan at Mpumalanga Black Aces after being deemed surplus by SuperSport United coach Gordon Igesund.

"We are obviously very happy to get Gymiah in, he is one of the players we earmarked at the end of last season," said the Pirates coach Tinkler as quoted KickOff.

"He is a very adaptable player; we can use him in defensive positions if we have problems. We can also use him as a holding midfielder.

"He is an international player for Ghana and comes with that experience. He has also played in Africa; he understands playing on the continent and we felt that he will be a good edition to the team."

Gyimah made his debut for the Buccaneers during the Carling Black Label Cup win over Kaizer Chiefs at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Pirates play SuperSport on Tuesday, August 4 in a MTN8 Cup clash.

Kick-off is at 19:30.

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