THE dream of a professional football career has finally come to life for Bloemfontein-born defender, Jarred Meyer who has signed a one-year contract with Jomo Cosmos. Meyer was part of the 16 Nedbank Ke Yona Team players who went for month long trials with the 16 Premier Soccer League (PSL).
“It is an honour for me to join a club that has a rich history of producing quality in the country. I believe Cosmos is the ideal place for me as a young player keen to make a mark in the PSL. I am also looking forward to working closer with my coach and legendary footballer Jomo Sono who has already added a lot of value to my game” says Meyer.
Now in its third season, the Nedbank Ke Yona teams search which annually scours the lengths and breadths of the country to unearth football talent, has already enabled more than 10 players to realise their dreams of playing professional football.
Nedbank’s Senior Manager for Brand Communication; Nkosinathi Msiza congratulated Meyer’s for his achievement. “As a bank for all, we are pleased to see another talented person realise their dreams. Like we do with our core business, Nedbank, remains committed to enabling more people to make things that really matter happen for themselves and our communities.
Through the Ke Yona Team Search, we have seen a number of youngsters proving that through determination, hard work and support, anyone can be extraordinary. ” said Msiza.
“Jabu” as the defender is affectionately known; has started training and with his determination, he is set to make his debut for Ezenkosi in the Premier Soccer League.
Name and Surname: Jarred Meyer
Position: Centre Back
Home Town: Bloemfontein, Free State
Former Club: Bubchu United (ABC Motsepe)
Educational Qualification: Degree in BA General Management
How I got to the Nedbank Ke Yona Trials:
I had told myself that the Ke Yona Team Search would be my last opportunity to make it as a footballer and if selected, I would grab it with both hands. I was one of the close to 500 players that tried their luck at the Free State Stadium in April.
I am glad to have come this far and thank you to Nedbank for making this happen.