Steven Pienaar to build Everton’s profile across the globe

Former Bafana Bafana skipper Steven Pienaar says he is looking forward to representing former club Everton as an ambassador

This time, the former Bafana Bafana captain has been named as the first-ever international ambassador for the Liverpool club.

He told the club’s weekly television programme, The Everton Show, that he was looking forward to being involved with the club again.

“It’s been two years now. So, I am coming back a different person. The years I spent in the club was special for me,” he said.

He said football brought people together in Africa and it was good for him to get the name of the club out there.

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His role will see him focus on supporting commercial activities for the club and its official partners, as well as helping continue to build the profile of the club across the globe.

The 36-year-old, known as “Schillo”, announced his retirement from football this year with a video posted on social media.

He said he is looking forward to further developing his “unique bond” with the club in his new role and helping spread the word of its fantastic work.

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Head of Commercial at Everton Football Club Alan McTavish said Pienaar was one of the club’s most exciting players across the past decade and enjoyed a great relationship with fans.

Additional reporting by Sport24