Absa Premiership

Chiefs midfielder reveals European ambition

2018-07-27 11:04
Wiseman Meyiwa (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Wiseman Meyiwa believes he can win a move to Europe if he can defend, create chances and score goals from the centre of the park.

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Meyiwa made his breakthrough into the professional ranks last season under former coach Steve Komphela, and went on to make 19 appearances for the Glamour Boys.

The 18-year-old, who has also made his full debut for Bafana Bafana, has enjoyed plenty of experience with the national U17 and U20 sides as well.

In addition, he helped Amajita to reach the 2019 U20 Africa Cup of Nations when they defeated Malawi 2-0 on aggregate over two legs recently.

Nonetheless, while the talented teenager expressed delight with the progress of his international career, he explained making the grade abroad is his long-term goal.

Speaking to SAFA's official website, he said: "It feels great, really. I always set a high standard for myself. It's nice to see most of my dreams come to pass.

"As a kid, I'd always wish to see myself playing in three major football tournaments such as World Cups and the AFCON tournaments. All of that is now manifesting. And that is why I work so hard.

"My dream is to now see myself earning a move abroad. I'm quite aware that it's not going to be easy; however, it's possible. It can be done.

"I once had a casual chat with some football agents and they advised me that the only way to crack it into European football is to be a player who can both attack, defend and score goals at the same time. That's the level I'm gunning for at the moment."

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