Football supporters were expecting Pienaar to sign for another team after he was released by Bidvest Wits in January.
The former Bafana Bafana captain was linked with Cape Town City in the January transfer window, however that deal fell through apparently, due to Pienaar’s salary demands.
Last night, he announced his retirement through a video he posted on his social media accounts.
Reaction to Pienaar’s retirement:
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) 1 March 2018
🇿🇦 | Congratulations on a superb career, @therealstevenpi – and thank you for your service in the royal blue.
— Everton (@Everton) 28 February 2018
— IIKHUNE3216 (@IIKHUNE_32_16) 1 March 2018
Schillo was expecting him to retire in style here in mzansi . but ddnt have a good run with the students
— Tebza93 (@Tebza932) 1 March 2018
Me and my son sat on the front row of the family enclosure at Goodison for many a year and we had the absolute pleasure of watching you and Leighton tear up that left hand side for @Everton, all the best for the future. Once a blue always a blue Steven
— Ste Mckenny (@stemac1878) 28 February 2018
All the best for the future!!! Without a doubt one of the most talented players I’ve ever seen play for @everton so intelligent so skilful and always gave 110%! Definitely been one of my favourite players to watch
— Leigh Evans (@LeighEvans_2) 28 February 2018
Should have retired 3 year ago, you were awful for Sunderland, no legs, no passion, no ability
— Lewis Chappell (@WERGHJIGgJ) 28 February 2018
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