Ertugral finally breaks silence on his apparent airport bust-up with Gyimah

Orlando Pirates coach Muhsin Ertugral says defender Edwin Gyimah has apologised to him after their apparent bust-up last week.

Gyimah was caught on a cellphone camera at Cape Town Airport on Wednesday last week exchanging angry words and gesticulating towards Ertugral‚ who walked off.

The Ghanaian defender was being restrained by Pirates’ captain Oupa Manyisa.

“We don’t speak about that issue now – Gyimah has apologised to me‚ and we leave that in the hands of the club‚” Ertugral said

The coach finally broke his silence on the incident after his side dropped two Premier Soccer League points at home in a flat performance drawing 0-0 against Cape Town City at Orlando Stadium on Tuesday night.

Reports were that the police had to intervene and warn Gyimah to calm down or face arrest in last week’s heated incident.

The Ghanaian defender had been substituted in the 46th minute – apparently injured – of Pirates’ 2-1 league victory against Ajax Cape Town at Cape Town Stadium last week Tuesday.

Pirates have said they will investigate the incident before taking action.

After a bright start for Bucs under new coach Ertugral‚ things appear to have gone a little ragged on and off the field.

The Gyimah incident‚ and still unexplained relegation to the stands of goalkeeper Brighton Mhlongo at the start of the season‚ are two niggling issues Ertugral and the club might be concerned about early in the season.

Mhlongo has been outstanding on his return for the hapless Felipe Ovono.

— TMG Digital

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