The 33 year-old former Bafana captain has been battling a knee injury and last played for Everton in a league game against Swansea on April 15, 2015
“It’s a really exciting prospect to see Steven Pienaar out on the pitch again and for him to enjoy his football once more,” Martinez told the official Everton website.
“It’s been a very difficult road for him and everyone is looking forward to seeing him produce the quality he can. It’s a special target for this weekend.
“He’s ready because he’s been able to work for a constant period. We had a behind-closed-doors game which he came through really well and we’ve been able to manage him on a one-to-one basis and now he just needs games and the opportunity to be fighting for his place.”
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