Belfast Telegraph

Steven Pienaar joins South African champions Bidvest Wits

Former Sunderland and Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar has joined South African champions Bidvest Wits.

The 35-year-old has joined the Johannesburg-based club after his Sunderland contract expired at the end of the season.

A statement on the club's website read: " Bidvest Wits Football Club is pleased to announce the signing of Steven Pienaar who joins the club on a contract for one season with an option for a further season."

Pienaar marked his arrival by posting on his Twitter account: "I'm officially a Clever Boy."

The South African international joined Sunderland from Everton last summer, and he went on to make 15 Premier League appearances for the club.

Pienaar began his career in with Ajax Cape Town, before making a move to Europe with Ajax in 2001.

He won two Dutch titles while at Ajax, before going on to play for Borussia Dortmund, Everton and Tottenham.


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