Ghana defender Edwin Gyimah has made known that his decision to leave the Premier Soccer League (PSL) had been earlier planned.
Gyimah joined Orlando Pirates in 2015 and after playing 38 games has opted to move away from the PSL after spells with Mpumalanga Black Aces (loan) and SuperSport United, his first club in South Africa from Wa All Stars.
The centre back who plays also as a central defensive midfielder told Kasapa FM his intentions to make a move out of South Africa’s top flight football league had elapsed its schedule and the time is due for a new challenge.
“There was no problem with the team. It was my decision to leave. I took this decision because I have been here (South Africa) for long.
“I just wanted to go somewhere else, explore and showcase my talent there too. I don’t want to stay at one place for a long time. It was just about the club and I agreeing because that was the only way I could leave South Africa,” Gyimah disclosed.
The former Wa All Stars player made it clear he had a preference for European football and is confident that the timing for his move is right though several attempts to move had been restricted by his clubs.
“I have been wanting to go and when the opportunity came, I pushed for it. I wrote a letter to the club even before I left to the Ghana camp for the Nations Cup.
“When I was coming to South Africa, I targeted moving to Europe after two years but the clubs I played for never wanted to let me go because they needed my service,” he added.
The 25-year-old mutually parted ways with South African giants Orlando Pirates on Thursday and according to reports being gathered by Footy-Ghana.com points at a move to the Major League Soccer (MLS).
The Bucs via their official website on Thursday said they had released Gyimah:
“Orlando Pirates Football Club has parted ways with Edwin Gyimah.
“The Club has agreed to release the player as per his request.
“Gyimah had submitted a request in writing prior to his departure to the African Cup of Nations where he was to go on national duty with Ghana.
“The Club has acceded to Mr Gyimah’s request and wish him all of the best in his future endeavours.”
Gyimah has been a member of the Black Stars since moving to South Africa from the Ghana Premier League in 2011.