Local News 15.8.2016 10:28 am

Sunderland extend Pienaar’s trial

Steven Pienaar (AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS)

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Steven Pienaar (AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS) RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or “live” services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS

Sunderland manager David Moyes says the English championship side will give Steven Pienaar a week or so to continue training with the team before making a decision on whether or not to sign him.

The former Bafana Bafana captain, whose contract was not renewed by Everton, has been training with the Black Cats as he tries to earn him another contract.

“Steven is still here – he has done very well. We thought about maybe including him in the Under-23 game on Sunday, but we will probably train him more and get him ready,” Moyes told Chroniclelive.

“He is very good on the ball, doesn’t give possession away too often. He is a tidy player but we would probably rather wait another week or so to see where he is at.”

Meanwhile, as reported earlier, Orlando Pirates remain hopeful of signing Pienaar despite the former Everton midfielder currently undergoing a trial at Sunderland.

Pirates administrative manager Floyd Mbele said the Buccaneers have tabled an offer Pienaar and were now waiting for him to come back to them.

READ: Pirates remain hopeful of landing Pienaar

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