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Pienaar hoping to play on Saturday

By Ramatsiyi Moholoa | Jul 21, 2011 | COMMENTS [ 12 ]

TOTTENHAM Hotspur star midfielder Steven "Schillo" Pienaar admitted yesterday that he was disappointed that a knee injury denied him the opportunity to play against Orlando Pirates, the club he supported as a child.

"I really wanted to play against Pirates on Tuesday but doctors advised me to rest," Pienaar said yesterday at a briefing in Johannesburg where he was unveiled as Puma's global ambassador.

The Bafana Bafana captain has been struggling with a niggling knee injury but he told Sowetan yesterday he was 90percent fit.

"I'm recovering from the injury," said the popular Westbury, Johannesburg-born midfielder.

He said his love for the Buccaneers was influenced by his peers in his home town.

"Almost everybody supported Pirates," Pienaar said. "I'm a little disappointed but you don't have to push if the doctors advise otherwise. We are still busy with our pre-season training and it's not like we are in the middle of the league campaign where we are desperate for a win."

Pienaar said he was hoping to be declared fit to play in the Vodacom Challenge final on Saturday.

"I still have two training sessions as part of the final preparations but a decision will be taken by the medical personnel."

On the national team, Pienaar said he was happy they were on the brink of qualifying for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations finals. "We need a win from our remaining two matches against Niger and Sierra Leone to be home and dry."

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The he will play with Kaizer Chiefs on SAT , de finalist after we beat da pie-rats 2nyt
shapa khosi shapaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa......

Chiefs will kills baks dead , RAID>>>>>>>>

Jul 21, 2011 8:38 | 0 replies

BioraY4 is Offline .....shapa khosi shapaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Jul 21, 2011 4:8 | 0 replies

@fokof , kennete morena , shapa khosi shapaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Jul 21, 2011 3:0 | 0 replies

schillo wants to play with chiefs on sat cause chiefs is a big team which plays with clubs and national teams!'fact'

Jul 21, 2011 2:37 | 0 replies

@Rats -pie , tshaba Zebra!!!
Steven "Schillo" Pienaar knws da team dat played well on SAT
are da 1nce will clash on them , shapa khosi shapa.....




Jul 21, 2011 11:28 | 0 replies

faked injury swiney

Jul 21, 2011 10:47 | 0 replies

dnt worry schillo u stil gona meet ur favourate club in d finals,we wil beat d zebraz 4 u buccanear.BUCS RULES

Jul 21, 2011 10:41 | 0 replies

You will play against pirates in the final, I asure you.

Jul 21, 2011 10:28 | 0 replies

ey skillo i ned you bru phela o G Bale udlala yedwa esayidini.

Jul 21, 2011 10:21 | 0 replies

@ Tikzo ,lol....ei lwena obe okare di chubaba tswaaa ...

shapa... khosi shapaaaaa

Jul 21, 2011 9:7 | 0 replies

Hade chubaba man, next time neh lol

Chiefs will kill spurs on Spurs, with or without u chubaba-man!!!

Jul 21, 2011 8:49 | 0 replies