Absa Premiership

Pirates talking to Pienaar's representatives

2016-06-22 07:09
Steven Pienaar (Gallo)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates boss Irvin Khoza is making no secret of the fact that he wants to sign former Bafana Bafana star Steven Pienaar.

READ: Pienaar to snub PSL for China move?

Pienaar is a free agent after being released by Everton last week, and has been linked with a move back to South Africa to Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs or Pirates.

"We have been talking to [Pienaar] to see if he's available to play for us. If he is, we will pursue him," Khoza told The Sowetan.

Four years ago, Pirates signed another South African who had enjoyed a successful career in Europe - Benni McCarthy, who top scored for Bucs in the 2011/12 season helping the club win the treble, before retiring.

Khoza is hopeful that the 34-year-old Pienaar could have a similar impact. "Benni did well when he was with us, and he helped us a lot," he said.

Pienaar meanwhile has admitted that he would jump at the chance to play in a Soweto derby, and conceded it would more likely be for Pirates, a club he supports, rather than AmaKhosi.

"The idea of playing in [the Soweto Derby] game, you know, really appeals to me," he told TMG Digital.

"It is, after all, the biggest game in South Africa. I have spoken to a lot of players and they go on about this game.

"And with me being an Orlando Pirates fan, it is obviously a game that interests me."

Read more on:    orlando pirates  |  psl  |  steven pienaar  |  soccer

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Friday, 05 April 2019
Maritzburg United v Bloemfontein Celtic, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 06 April 2019
Wits v Orlando Pirates, Bidvest Stadium 15:00
Highlands Park v Free State Stars, Makhulong Stadium 15:00
Golden Arrows v Cape Town City, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium 15:00
Kaizer Chiefs v Baroka FC, FNB Stadium 18:00
AmaZulu v Chippa United, King Zwelithini Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 07 April 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns v SuperSport United, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 15:00
Polokwane City v Black Leopards, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

After slow starts to their respective 2018/19 Absa Premiership campaigns, who will finish the season ranked higher?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.