Pienaar will co-operate
Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana captain, Steven Pienaar, will co-operate with the authorities in England after it was revealed that a warrant for his arrest has been issued.
Pienaar was caught speeding on two different occasions last October, once doing 70km/h and the other doing 61km/h, both in a 48km/h zone. Under British law, he was supposed to let the authorities know who it was that was driving his vehicle at the time, apparently he did not do this.
A judge found the 30-year-old guilty of the offence in his absence and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He will post bail once arrested, where after a new court date will be set.
It is likely that the Everton player will receive his second driving ban in the UK after he was first banned for 12-months after being caught driving while under the influence of alcohol back in March 2010.
However, the player’s agent, Rob Moore, explained that the incident has taken Pienaar by surprise and that he will be more than happy to co-operate with the authorities in order to clear the matter up.
Moore said, “Regarding the court date that he was supposed to be at, it has taken Pienaar by complete surprise because he knows nothing about it! His lawyer is now looking into the matter and wherever necessary, he will co-operate fully with the police in this matter, as you'd imagine he would.”
The warrant for Pienaar’s arrest was issued on Monday.