Steven Pienaar March 19, 2019Backpagepix

Former Bafana Bafana and Everton midfielder Pienaar completes Uefa A Diploma

Former Bafana Bafana captain Steven Pienaar has completed his coaching badges.

The retired midfielder shared his latest success with his followers on social media after being awarded the Uefa A Diploma. 

Pienaar joins a long list of retired South African players to have ventured into coaching. 

He enjoyed a successful playing career in Europe where he turned out for Ajax Amsterdam, Borussia Dortmund, Everton and Tottenham Hotspur among other teams. 

The 37-year-old began the coaching course in June 2018 but at the time, he was unsure if he wanted to be a head coach.

Pienaar retired in March 2018 barely six months after joining PSL side Bidvest Wits as a free agent. 

His former teammate at Bafana Bafana, Benni McCarthy, also completed his coaching badges with the Irish Football Association three years ago. 

McCarthy got his first coaching job in 2017 when Cape Town City hired him as their head coach. 

It remains to be seen if Pienaar would want to jump at coaching at the highest level now that he's completed his Uefa A Diploma.