The South African Football Association (SAFA) has expressed sadness over Wiseman ‘TenTen’ Meyiwa’s early retirement.
”We are saddened to hear of the early retirement of Wiseman “TenTen” Meyiwa who represented South Africa at U17 and U20 level.” A statement by SAFA read.
Meyiwa, was involved in a car accident in November 2018 while on his way to Pietermaritzburg to visit his family.
The unfortunate has since forced the highly talented player to retire from football at the tender age of 19, due to injuries sustained from the incident.
Meyiwa played a huge role in qualifying South Africa for the FIFA U-17 and FIFA U-20 World Cups in 2015 and 2017 respectively.
Meyiwa had a promising career ahead of him after making his professional debut for Kaizer Chiefs in 2018.
”SAFA would like to extend our prayers to Meyiwa and his entire family during this time. We pray that he stays strong during this hard time and remembers that he has our full support.” the statement added.
Meyiwa was one of the youngest players to play in the U17 and U20 World Cups, and was meant to be a huge part of the Association’s Vision 2022 strategy.