Absa Premiership

Gyimah urges compatriot to remain patient at Amakhosi

James Kotei (Gallo Images)
James Kotei (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Ghanaian Edwin Gyimah has urged countryman James Kotei to remain calm and concentrate at Kaizer Chiefs even though he is finding it hard to break into the first team.

The 26-year-old Kotei has not yet played in an official game for Amakhosi since he joined the Soweto giants at the start of the season.

Gyimah, who recently signed a deal to play for Black Leopards, knows all about playing for a big in South Africa as he was on the books of Orlando Pirates.

In quotes published on KickOff, Gyimah said about his compatriot: "He needs to stay focused. The demands (of playing for big teams) are always high. He knows and understands that.

"He just needs to stay cool, calm and concentrate. He is a good player. His time will come to prove to Chiefs and South African football fans what he is capable of.

"The moment you sign for big teams like Pirates, Chiefs, SuperSport and Sundowns you feel pressure because of the brand associated with those clubs and the high expectations from fans.

"It's tough but he must enjoy it. To sign for a team like Chiefs shows he is a big player and I am confident that he is managing the situation very well. His time will come."

Kotei could be in contention for a place in the Chiefs midfield for the Telkom Knockout semi-final against Maritzburg United after the international break.

Willard Katsande is out suspended and Amakhosi head coach Ernst Middendorp may call on Kotei to make his competitive debut for the Glamour Boys.

- TeamTalk Media