JOHANNESBURG - South Africa captain Steven
Pienaar will risk injury to play in Sunday's African Nations Cup
qualifier at holders Egypt.
The medical staff have decided he has recovered sufficiently
from a groin problem he received playing for Tottenham Hotspur
against Liverpool last month.
Pienaar however may require surgery straight after the
"I have had a long conversation with the coach and decided
to keep going until after the Egypt game," the midfielder told
"I feel good, almost 100 percent, and I'm looking forward to
Earlier this week, coach Pitso Mosimane said: "We have to
have our best players on the park. It is good they are prepared
to sacrifice themselves and play with niggling injuries."
Group G leaders South Africa are six points ahead of bottom
team Egypt with three matches left.
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