- Former Bafana Bafana captain Pienaar made his TV debut over the Easter weekend
- He will now be actively seen on SuperSport 3
- He announced his retirement earlier this year and will be perusing television
Steven Pienaar is a widley known name, especially in South Africa. When we hear the name, we instantly think of our South African soccer team, Bafana Bafana, but that will no longer be the case. Pienaar has decided to take on a new adventure in life and peruse his career in television.
His TV debate happened over the Easter weekend when he appeared on the English Premier League’s very own channel. He has played more games in the English league than any other of his team mates. He will be seen regularly on SuperSport 3.
On the televising of the weekends preview of the matches, he was seen with Arsenal and England striker Ian Wright and then again on Fanzone‚ the station’s worldwide phone-in.
“It was a fantastic experience.”
"Lots of hard work - two full days in the studios getting to know how everything functions‚ preparation with the producer and host of the show and my fellow guests‚ analyzing key moments during the live games that we were all watching.”
“As a player‚ you obviously don’t realize the depth of work that goes into preparing for these programs and for live TV - it was a real eye opener and extremely enjoyable.”
“Premier League Productions‚ as you’d expect‚ do things on a top level in terms of professionalism and to be part of that was great.”
“They also used the time to interview me on a range of other things like my career in the Premier League‚ some managers that I’ve worked under‚ my impressions of Mo Salah’s season and then finally‚ a look forward to this week’s Stoke vs Spurs game.”
“My aim is continue doing media work both in the UK and South Africa - it’s a fantastic platform and way to stay close in and around the game.”
"It’s also my aim to be involved in tournament coverage for the World Cup and the 2019 African Cup of Nations.”
"I’m in some early discussions with both the South African broadcasters and even international channels‚ like Eurosport.”
Pienaar officially announced his retirement earlier this year.
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