Absa Premiership

Amajimbos coach defends Chiefs 'youngster' amid age-cheating claims

2017-10-02 07:50
Wiseman Meyiwa (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - South Africa U20 coach Shawn Bishop has leapt to the defence of Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Wiseman Meyiwa after age-cheating accusations.

Meyiwa, 17, has taken the Premiership by storm in the colours of Amakhosi this season with matured displays in the heart of Steve Komphela's midfield.

After calls from the player himself to be handed a first-team chance, the Amajita international has proven to a real talent for the future, but there's been rumours of potential age cheating - a problem rife in African football.

However, Bishop told Soccer Laduma: "If they're accusing him [Meyiwa] of being overage, they must show us the evidence and you [the media] must call them out.

"Enough is enough. There are boys that were ahead of him in the national team set-up, but, in my opinion, Chiefs have done well and he's worked hard.

"He's focused on getting better and better. We knew, three years ago, when he joined the national team set-up that he had the potential to be a PSL star."

Meanwhile pressure is mounting on Amakhosi coach Steve Komphela after the Soweto giants suffered a disappointing 2-1 defeat to table-topping Baroka FC on Saturday.

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