By Tumelo Sefatsa
Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Wiseman Meyiwa has been forced to retire from injuries sustained in a car accident in November.
Meyiwa, 19, will be released from hospital next week and be under home care
Amakhosi manager Bobby Motaung made the announcement at a press conference at Naturena on Thursday, 31 January 2019.
“Disability is something that is beyond anyone’s control. We urge respect and medical, mental, psychological, emotional support for the player in this difficult time,” said Motaung. “It’s not a pity situation, but a realistic situation, the family as a whole also needs support from everyone in the fraternity”
Motaung added, “today we had a good celebration day with him His life is still going on, it’s just a career-ending moment for him.”
Meyiwa joined Chiefs in 2014 and was promoted to the first team in 2017/18. He marked his Amakhosi debut with a goal against Cape Town City in September 2017.
Kaizer Chiefs are understood to have completed a deadline day signing of Nigerian international goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi.