Pienaar announced that he will no longer play for Bafana Bafana in 2012, having taken over the captain’s armband from Aron Mokoena.
“There was a build-up, over the years, there were a lot of things happening in the camps behind the scenes. For example before Pitso lost his job, I was on holiday and I had rush back to join the team, I told the doctor I had problems with my back and the doctor said I will have someone look at it, so we went to a gym in Rusternburg.
“ I was having treatment and the security guard came to me and said you need to come to me first you’re doing things without permission. But I said we did it the right way I am getting myself ready for the game, we got to Mbabane and there were a lot of things going on,” said Pienaar in an interview with SABC Sport.
“I was not turning back on the country, there were things building up over the years, and I said do I need this, I think I make the right decision.”
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