Register Login Live

Supporters Club

'Steven Pienaar Is A Short-Term Solution'

A few years ago, it would have been crazy to hear someone say that they did not want the great midfield maestro Steven Pienaar in their team. News recently broke that his contract with English outfit Everton would not be renewed. With a possible move back to South Africa on the cards, the supporters have begun arguing over whether he would be a solution or a problem to have in a local side.
 
One of our supporters, Nenga Mqanduli, has warned others off thinking Pienaar will be the answer to all their prayers. He warned that signing the player may be a case of falling into the trap of short-term thinking. This supporter has particularly warned that Sundowns would be at a loss if they were to sign the 34-year-old.
 
"I respect Steven Pienaar, he is a good player, full of experience," he said. "He is Mzansi's best midfielder. My question is: what if we fail again in this CAF Champions League? Pienaar is a short-term solution. I think we should look at young stars like Morne Nel and Travis Graham. We need to have long-term solutions. Quick fixes will never be a solution, but if you give a young star a chance, even the national team will benefit… I wouldn't like to see what happened to Ekstein at Chiefs to happen our young stars. These young boys must be given a chance in order for them to develop and become great stars of tomorrow."
 
Do you think Pienaar is past his prime, or does he still have something to offer a team like Sundowns?
 

32 comments

Top 5

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

19 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Nedbank Cup Last 32 Fixtures Revealed

128 Jan 14, 2021 06:28 PM in Nedbank Cup

Official: 10 More Confirmed January Transfers

4 Jan 15, 2021 08:15 PM in International Transfers

Chiefs' Plans To Catch Downs

146 Jan 08, 2021 07:05 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Official: 10 More Confirmed January Transfers

4 Jan 15, 2021 08:15 PM in International Transfers

Confirmed: Serero Lands New Contract

12 Jan 18, 2021 10:10 AM in Players Abroad

Hunt Selects Chiefs' Man Of The Match, Snubs Nurkovic

41 Jan 19, 2021 07:45 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Revealed: Serero Amongst 10 Highest Valued SA Players

3 Jan 19, 2021 11:45 AM in Players Abroad

Young Guns Sends Chiefs Into Top Eight

248 Jan 16, 2021 06:54 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

28 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

Chiefs Explain Unpleasant Trip To Angola

56 Jan 07, 2021 09:14 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Festival & Co Lauded As Unbeaten Swallows Prepare For Bucs

6 Jan 07, 2021 03:12 PM in Orlando Pirates