Chiefs Starlet On Why Amajita Struggled At The World Cup
Kaizer Chiefs midfielder, Wiseman Meyiwa, says that missing chances was Amajita’s biggest downfall at the U20 World Cup this year.
South Africa’s U20s were drawn in a tough group in South Korea, being pitted against Italy, Uruguay and Japan as they looked to try and secure a place in the knockout stages of the competition.
However, things didn’t go as planned and the team were knocked out in the group stages after picking up just one point – against Uruguay – from their three games.
Meyiwa, who left South Korea with some strong praise from Italy’s head coach, Alberigo Evani, says that he knows what it was that ultimately cost them in the competition.
The 17-year-old told Chiefs’ official website, “The other teams played at a very high tempo and they are also tactically very mature in the sense of how the team is organised on the pitch. This was already the second World Cup I played at… It was sad that again we failed to reach the knockout stage.
“Our main problem was not converting the chances we got, that cost us. It was, however, a great experience. You learn the most when playing against the best and at a World Cup one plays against the best.”
Meyiwa is expected to join the Amakhosi’s first team as a professional next year after being handed a pro contract recently.