Meyiwa ready to make his mark

Amakhosi will get their 2017/18 Absa Premiership campaign up and running away to Bloemfontein Celtic on Sunday, with Meyiwa now part of the first team after earning promotion from the development squad.

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Looking back over their pre-season, where Chiefs won the Carling Black Label Champions Cup, Meyiwa told his club’s official website: “It wasn’t easy. It was hard and there was a lot of running. However, we are now all top fit and ready to go.”

When asked whether he is settling in with the Chiefs first team, Meyiwa said: “[Willard] Katsande talks a lot with me. For example, he tells me to never be scared when playing. He also advises me a lot about positioning, when to be where on the pitch, especially when we are defending.

“When I play with Katsande in the same team at training, everything becomes very easy. He’s always motivating me and giving tips on how to become a better player.”

Looking back at the Carling Cup win over Orlando Pirates, Meyiwa continued: “I have never seen such a big crowd [at the FNB Stadium]. It was truly amazing.

“I didn’t play. However, it was incredible to see how the supporters were even cheering players kicking the ball during the warm-up. Those small things, they are so motivational.”

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