Ghana midfielder Edwin Gyimah has fired a salvo at his former coach Cavin Johnson in explaining his shock move from SuperSport United to join Mpumalanga Black Aces.
Johnson had claimed last week that the versatile midfielder feared competition at the club following theÂ arrival of Michael Morton fromÂ Maritzburg UnitedÂ as well asÂ Morne Nelâ€™s.
But the 23-year-old has told Kickoff.com that the coach played a key role in his exit after finding out he had no plans for him this season.
â€œFrom what I heard from the club, the coach didnâ€™t want me anymore,â€ he said.
â€œI have always wanted to stay but, if they donâ€™t want me there, if the coach doesnâ€™t want me â€¦I had to leave."
The former Wa All Stars player added that: â€œI never knew something like this would happen. I was surprised too, but if someone doesnâ€™t want you, you have to find a way and go ahead with your life.
â€œIf I had to stay I would have spent my time on the bench or in the stands. He [Johnson] took a decision; he decided my future at the club.â€
Gyimah has signed a one-year deal with Mpumalanga Aces