Gyimah: I have to heal quickly


Black Leopards defender Edwin Gyimah says he's willing to fight for the team despite carrying an injury .

Gyimah was a key figure in defence as Leopards snapped a four-game losing streak with a 1-1 draw at home to Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday afternoon.

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"Thanks so much, it was a good game, the supporters came in their numbers, first of all we have to thank the supporters, thank the Almighty God, the management and the boss of the team for giving me this opportunity," the Ghanaian told SuperSport TV.

"I'm so happy, it's been a long time having this achievement so I'm so grateful. [The team] It is at the wrong end [of the table], we're trying our best, we're playing so well, it's up to us to defend well because we're conceding a lot we need to be more focused at the back.

"Because our strikers are doing well, they are getting the chances, so us as defenders we need to make sure if we get a cleansheet and even if the the strikers don't score we'll have a point."

The former SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates defensive midfielder added that he's willing to risk playing with an injury for the sake of the team, who are in involved in the relegation battle.

"I need to fight because now I don't have any excuse, because the boys depend on me, the coach depends on me, the supporters depend on me, my colleagues depend on me, so I have to heal quickly.

"I don't have the excuse to sit down, I just have to play it all out because where we are is a dangerous position so we need to soldier on"