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Dr Khoza To Try To Lure Pienaar To Pirates, Again?

Dr Irvin Khoza To Try To Lure Steven Pienaar To Orlando Pirates, Again?

By Soccer Laduma - May 17, 2017 06:51 PM

Former Bafana Bafana captain Steven Pienaar recently revealed that he would like to end his career in South Africa, but will Dr Irvin Khoza once again try to persuade him to join Orlando Pirates?

Pienaar signed a one-year deal with English Premier League outfit Sunderland in August last year, which means he will become a free agent at the end of the current season, and extending his stay with the Black Cats seems unlikely at this point after the club was relegated from England's top flight.

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The 35-year-old recently revealed to British media that he feels he still has one more year of football in his legs, and that if he had a choice, he would want to end his career in South Africa.

"I think I've still a got year in me but all of the injuries that I've had over the last two years, I don't think my body can take much more… If it is up to me, then you want to finish your career where it all started, which is back home. If I do get the opportunity, then I'll take it with open arms," Pienaar told Sky Sports.

Pienaar revealed in an exclusive interview with Soccer Laduma last year that he met with Dr Khoza and told the Pirates chairman he would have considered joining Pirates if an opportunity to play in England was not on the cards.

Now, with the player's latest stint in the Premier League coming to an end, the Siya crew has been told that informal discussions about a possible move to Mzansi have been initiated.

With the player indicating he is keen on ending his career back home, will Dr Khoza look to once again try to bring the Westbury-born player to the Soweto giants?

To read the full feature on Pienaar's possible return to Mzansi, check out this week's edition of Soccer Laduma, issue number 1023. 


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mpondo.v Joined: 10 Dec 2014
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mpondo.v May 22, 2017 12:47 PM
really a good player with lot of experience & his got a year left in him.Iron Khoza u've failed us on our 80th year by letting Mushin resign that was bad & un expected of u, heal our wounds by signing this guy & lets conqour Africa again.
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Magezi98 Joined: 30 Mar 2017
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Magezi98 May 21, 2017 01:19 PM
Pirates is not a cemetery Pienaar is dead
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Alfred Mbedzi Joined: 28 Apr 2017
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Alfred Mbedzi May 21, 2017 12:12 PM
I think a player like Gyimah was not supposed to be permitted to leave for no reason. YOU BROUGHT in Okwuosu but the guy is not getting game time. If you look at Happy Jele and Okwuosu who is better than one another. Our technical team is the worst in the league. Use best players not to say because he is Happy Jele. Who is playing our position 2 and why. We have good players who used to play that side but now no one is used you change Matlaba to 2 which to me is really bad
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Alfred Mbedzi Joined: 28 Apr 2017
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Alfred Mbedzi May 21, 2017 12:03 PM
Pirates must not sign this man. Sign Thami Sangweni not that man. Motshweni also and Jabulani Shongwe. Tired players will never bring anything to the team. Sarr also must get his papers and leave
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angam Joined: 13 Oct 2016
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angam May 21, 2017 11:55 AM
pirates are the only team in the PSL without an anchorman
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karibar Joined: 11 May 2017
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karibar May 18, 2017 02:12 PM
Pie(naar) wont bring any changes, Pirates needs a total overhaul of their squad. I also believe that some players were not given enough time to prove themselves guys like Morrison and Kutumela.
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Mokoena ss Joined: 13 Feb 2017
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Mokoena ss May 18, 2017 08:54 AM
Pienaar will bring brilliant experience and Manyisa needs a guy like him......well for me I think we must sign Pienaar,Sangweni,Rivaldo Coetze,Motshwari and ONE BIG and STRONG AFRICAN DEFENDER....Loan out MOTUPA,NORODIEN,MABOKGWANE and SHITOLO
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djlazydeepsa@gmail.com May 18, 2017 08:07 AM
Ben Motshwari| Sangweni |JalI | Rivaldo C | Brockie | MahlaSela | Ngambi Pirates should try this quality
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therealsomahhashi May 18, 2017 08:05 AM
Retired madala u r finish!!
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simphiwesmallz Joined: 31 Jan 2016
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simphiwesmallz May 18, 2017 07:56 AM
and my question is,does the coach need him?,,,
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lejapapii May 18, 2017 05:14 AM
this Pienaar is finished
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musah005 Joined: 05 Mar 2017
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musah005 May 17, 2017 10:41 PM
Rather pirates than sundowns,we certainly don't need him
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Sanchez Alexis May 17, 2017 10:11 PM
Mxm let him rot ko Sunderland
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mokoenajacob21@gmail.com May 17, 2017 08:56 PM
If its true,what hi will do at pirates, score goals? Mmmh I don't think so, we need strikers and defenders but if its true mmmmh my chairman don't mix what he smoke.
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Mtsetserepa May 17, 2017 08:42 PM
please leave Pirates out of these rumours. Pirates doesnt need dead legs at this point. just wait for Chippa to get religated then get players including Sangweni
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Mifu May 17, 2017 08:39 PM
Eish I think Dr Bluetooth is smoking Bluetooth with all those who say loncuba can do something for Juju... Aniyithandi iteam yenu uyazi..
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mosville May 17, 2017 08:31 PM
He can do something for pirates
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jona_1@crossbones May 17, 2017 07:47 PM
I think someone​ else said this, not Piennar....He can't speak this broken English
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khosibacca@b May 17, 2017 07:46 PM
hes to old
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Bucs_10 Joined: 24 Jan 2017
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Bucs_10 May 17, 2017 07:42 PM
He'll spend better part of the season in the hospital, this doesn't make sense for me why don't the 'Iron duke' (Khoza) use that money and energy to bring 'Mhlekazi' (Jali) back to Mayfair? Pinaar is like a Tazz that was awesome to have back in 2006 but now he's nothing but an old model.

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