SASoccerMag takes a look back at starlet Wiseman Meyiwa’s debut goal for Kaizer Chiefs in their 2-0 victory over Cape Town City at Cape Town Stadium.
The 19-year-old was recently forced into early retirement as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.
Meyiwa‘s accident occurred on 3 November 2018 on the N3 highway near Villiers in the Free State. He was on his way to Pietermaritzburg to visit his family.
According to Amakhosi team doctor Hashendra Ramjee, Meyiwa sustained various injuries, including an unstable fracture of his thoracic vertebrae with spinal cord injury. The thoracic vertebrae fracture was surgically repaired and he was transferred to Netcare Rehabilitation Hospital for further management.
However, Ramjee confirmed that Wiseman has a permanent disability with a T6 paraplegia.
Over the course of his career, Meyiwa has managed to feature 21 times for Chiefs, while scoring one goal since making his debut at the start of the 2017-18 campaign.