Shock end of the road for Kaizer Chiefs’ midfielder Wiseman Meyiwa

Wiseman Meyiwa of Kaizer Chiefs during the 2018 Nedbank Cup Last 32 match between Kaizer Chiefs and Golden Arrows at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg South Africa on 11 February 2018.
Wiseman Meyiwa of Kaizer Chiefs during the 2018 Nedbank Cup Last 32 match between Kaizer Chiefs and Golden Arrows at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg South Africa on 11 February 2018.
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Kaizer Chiefs' teen midfielder Wiseman Meyiwa will not walk again, the club's football manager Bobby Motaung says.

In a shock announcement on Thursday, Chiefs announced the early termination of the career of Meyiwa, who, according to Motaung, will not recover from spinal injuries sustained in a car accident in November.

The former junior international had been going through medical rehabilitation at Milpark Hospital.

Meyiwa is still wheelchair-bound, but the latest development paints a bleak picture for the 19 year old, who was discharged from hospital this week.

"We are here to announce some sad news," Motaung said at Wednesday afternoon's press conference to announce the end of Meyiwa's career at Chiefs' headquarters in Naturena.

"The player will terminate his career early in football."

Motaung said Meyiwa will have a role to play at Chiefs going forward.

Meyiwa joined Chiefs' development aged 14 in 2014.

He was promoted to the senior team in 2017-18 and played 21 times for Amakhosi.

He is an SA Under-17 and U-20 international and played at the 2017 U-20 World Cup in South Korea.

He was involved in an horrific accident on the N3 freeway returning home to Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal in early November.

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