Meyiwa remains patient


Meyiwa was one of the best performers in Bucs’ line-up last season following the arrival of coach Owen Da Gama, but has been reduced to being a spectator on the bench since the start of the current season with Rudi Krol preferring Moeneeb Josephs between the posts.

Meyiwa says he is not despondent adding that he will remain patient for his chance to come around again.

“Any player who does not get a chance to play will obviously become disappointed and I am no exception. Like any other player, I want to see myself in action. I have been in this position before and I am sad that I am facing it again this season. But I am not ready to give up and will continue to work hard at training to convince the coach that I warrant a chance.”

Goalkeeper Robert Modiadie is another player who has not seen action in an official game since joining Pirates from PJ Stars last season.

“Robert is a very good goalkeeper and I am sure once he gets his chance he will shine,” says Meyiwa.

“A few seasons ago after I was promoted to the first team, Avril Phali and Francis Chansa were the preferred choices and I remained third in the line.

“It was very hard fighting for a place in the line up with those two great keepers.

“Normally, what I would do was to watch them closely during a game and try to spot their weaknesses. Then, when I went to training, I would try to capitalise on the mistakes they had committed.

“When I saw that they were failing to shout instructions to the defenders during a match, at the next training session I would make sure that I would raise my voice loudly while communicating with the defenders.”