Pienaar: I Wish I Stopped Earlier

March 13, 2018

Former Bafana Bafana captain Steven Pienaar says he’d wish made the decision to retire earlier before coming back to South Africa.

Pienaar was on the books of Sunderland last season under David Moyes, but the club suffered relegation before he moved to Bidvest Wits.

However, the 35-year-old failed to establish himself in Gavin Hunt’s starting line up and he parted ways with the club in January.

“Looking back, I think that when I got relegated I should’ve just said, “Thank you, this is it.” But I think every player will always have a little child in them that still wants to run around, laughing in the dressing room etc,” Pienaar told Soccer Laduma.

“I do wish that I’d stopped earlier now, but that little baby was still there and I wanted to give it another go.”