WHEN SuperSport United moved quickly to extend Edwin Gyimah?s contract by four years on Monday, it was not surprising after the way the Ghanaian performed last season.

In just his second season in the PSL ? with United, Gyimah ?put in a stellar performance for United by guiding them to two cup finals, even though they lost on both occasions.

It was a performance which saw him ?nominated for the Nedbank Cup Player-of-the-Tournament, which eventually went to Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune, although some feel Gyimah should have won.

He also won the club Player-of-the-Season award ? in Johannesburg on Monday, his performances this season sending a message to PSL teams who started to enquire about his services.

It was then that United decided to extend his contract to 2017 ? to hold onto their best players.

?It was a great season for me I really enjoyed it,? Gyimah said, holding the trophy he won at the SuperSport awards.

?When I went to the PSL awards on Sunday I felt good because I did well this season and if I continue working hard and play the way I?m doing, I?m definitely going to be there in the ?coming seasons winning those awards.

?But after winning the SuperSport Player-of-the-Year award, I?m very excited.?

It was his PSL performances that also earned Gyimah a call up to the Ghanaian squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

?There is a lot of competition because there are better players for Black Stars playing in Europe,? said Gyimah. ?So if they call you, they?ve seen the potential ?you have. So it is up to me to work hard to make sure I?m always there.?

When he came to ?SuperSport United last season, Gyimah was playing as a midfielder but due to a lack of defenders through injury, he was called on to ?cover at ?centre-back, a position where he excelled ?and now ?says he prefers to ?the ?midfield.

?I enjoy playing in the defence because it taught me a lot ?there. But next season ?the new coach may move me back to the midfield. ? I just have to do whatever I have to do on the field,? he said.

After reaching two cup finals this season and losing in both, the Ghanaian feels his side could have at least won one.

?We should have got something and we know we are disappointed having reached two ?finals. But overall I think we have done well in the league by finishing in a respectable position on the log standings,? he added.

Gyimah also said he was disappointed to see ?Gavin Hunt leave the club, a coach he played his best football under, but that he was looking forward to working with whoever is coming.


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