'Kotei must be big to be signed by Chiefs'

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Ghanaian midfielder Edwin Gyimah has offered words of encouragement to his countryman James Kotei at Kaizer Chiefs.

Kotei is yet to play for Amakhosi in an official game this season since arriving in the country in July from Tanzanian side Simba.

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With Willard Katsande out through suspension, Amakhosi coach Ernst Middendorp could look to the 26-year-old as another option to partner George Maluleka in the Telkom Knockout semifinal against MaritzburgUnited in Nelspruit next weekend.

Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Gyimah, who recently signed for Black Leopards, believes his countryman's chance will come to show local football what he is all about.

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"He needs to stay focused. The demands [of playing for big teams] are always high. He knows and understands that," Gyimah tells KickOff.com.

"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.

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"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 big player and I am confident that he is managing the situation very well. His time will come."

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