SuperSport United coach Cavin Johnson says the fear of facing competition for a starting role in his team forced Edwin Gyimah out to Mpumalanga Black Aces.
Johnson says the arrival of Michael Morton from Maritzburg United as well as Morne Nel's presence in team meant Gyimah was going to face stiff competition.
"It's the nature of football my man," Johnson told Goal. "We have Michael (Morton), Morne (Nel)... and it was going to be difficult for him next season. Competition is tough in the team," he added.
"We had to look at what we want and what we need for the season and we thought why not let Edwin go where he can play regular football which is at Aces? So, a decision was made.â€
Johnson admitted that several European clubs were interested in the Ghana international but no offer was received.
"Yes, there was European interest for Edwin but it didn't materialise. Again, it's football and there's nothing we can do about it," he concluded.
Gyimah signed a permanent deal with Mpumalanga Black Aces yesterday in a shock move after excelling at SuperSport United the past two seasons.
He had a contract with SuperSport until 2017.