Meza now living up to expectations


Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has explained how forward Jose Ali Meza managed to bounce back after being on the verge of being written off at the club.

Meza’s future with the Brazilians was looking rather bleak after he was sent to Maritzburg United, where he was expected to sign on loan for the 2019/2020 season.

Seemingly out of favour at Chloorkop, Meza returned nonetheless after the move to KwaZulu Natal failed to materialise.

“Well, it would be nice for you to ask him, but he had a very good pre-season and he’s fighting, he’s trying,” explained Mosimane.

Meza joined Downs from Bolivia’s Club Deportivo Oriente Petrolero last year.

Last season, the 28-year-old played just 13 matches across all competitions and scored 1 goal.

This season, he has 1 goal in five matches and look set to be a regular for the rest of the campaign.

“He’s a little bit unlucky (to) not getting the goals as he’s supposed to get with the amount of energy he puts in,” Mosimane continued.

“I think he needs two or three goals, you know what I’m trying to say, like Themba Zwane. Themba is a free scoring player and that’s what Meza needs. The boy tries hey.”

Meza joined Sundowns last year from Bolivian side, Club Deportivo Oriente Petrolero and a lot was expected from him, but failed to deliver last term.

He’s looking good this season to finally live up to the expectations.

By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

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