Absa Premiership

Komphela backs 'fearless' Meyiwa

2017-09-15 15:08
Wiseman Meyiwa (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela has spoken of 17-year-old midfielder Wiseman Meyiwa's fearlessness, aggression and character.

The South African U20 international started his first ever league match on Wednesday night and capped off a fine performance with a late goal in Chiefs' 2-0 win over high-flying Cape Town City.

While his selection may have taken some by surprise, Komphela says that based on what he has been seeing on the training ground, it was an easy decision to select the teenaged midfielder.

"What led us to take the decision [to play him] is the quality he gives. The boy is fearless. Sometimes on the training ground he comes like a 30-year-old, very aggressive," Komphela was quoted saying by KickOff.

"When you have 'Mido' (George Maluleka), (Willard) Katsande and you have Meyiwa, they go for a challenge and you get the same thing, I don't look at age. 

"The boy is quite confident, a great character and it’s nice to have that. He does the same thing Katsande would do at any given time."

The Amakhosi tactician also believes Meyiwa has the kind of personality traits needed to make it at the top level.

"The boy comes from a very good upbringing and in terms of cultural definition of our people in South Africa, he comes from traditionally high respecting people and very humble," he said.

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