JOHANNESBURG – Bidvest Wits has parted ways with former Bafana Bafana skipper Steven “Schillo” Pienaar.
Pienaar (35) joined Wits at the start of the season on a one year contract. He has find life very difficult at Wits having arrived with huge expectations.
Wits defeated competition in the likes of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns to secure the service of Pienaar.
Wits mentor Gavin Hunt confirmed that they have ended their relationship with Pienaar.
“Unfortunately it hasn't worked and we agreed to part ways and we wish him all the best in his future, “ Hunt confirmed the termination of Pienaar's contract.
Pienaar made the return to Premier Soccer League (PSL) after spending 16 years playing with world class stars in Europe.
He left Ajax Cape Town in 2001 and return last year in July. Pienaar was relegated with Sunderland FC last season in England top flight.
In Europe he had stints with the likes of Ajax Amsterdam in Holland, Borrusia Dortmund in Germany and different spells with Everton, Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland.
Pienaar who earned 61 caps for Bafana has failed to making a telling contribution to the struggling Wits side.
Wits are currently languishing at the bottom of Absa Premiership log standing.
He didn't contribute even when Wits triumph in the Telkom Knockout.
Wits have been busy in this transfer window.
“Our position on the log has forced us to make changes in our squad. We lacked depth and we needed to strengthen our team. We will continue to beef up our team in the next few weeks, “ Hunt elaborated.
Wits have already signed Edwin Gyimah and Lehlohonolo Majoro. They are desperate to secure the services of Mohammed Anas from Free State Stars.
They've already reach pre contract agreements with Thobani Mncwango, Robyn Johannes and Denis Weidlich.