May We Not Put Pressure On Wiseman Meyiwa - Reader’s Voice
South Africans are quick to glorify youngsters. We are always on the lookout for the next big star, the messiah of South African football.
That is not a bad thing, but it might break some of the youngsters who don't have the psychological capacity to deal with the pressure of high expectations.
How many of them have been labelled the "next Doctor Khumalo", only to be swallowed by the unforgiving nature of football?
The young Wiseman Meyiwa brought a glimmer of hope when he scored for Amakhosi against Cape Town City, drawing attention to his immense talent. With his performance came the high expectations of what he might offer.
Meyiwa is a talented young man, there is a lot that he can offer our football, but we have to be patient with him, and he needs to be patient with himself too.
Let's hope he will follow his name and go about the business of advancing his promising career with a wise and cool head.
The best we can do for him as a nation is not expecting him to walk while he should be crawling.
*This article was written by a Soccer Laduma reader and reflects their opinion, not that of Soccer Laduma.