Former Bafana Bafana captain Steven Pienaar has followed the path of Cape Town City manager Benni McCarthy by completing his UEFA A Licence.
Currently in his first senior coaching role with the Citizens, McCarthy completed the highest level of coaching badges in Europe with the UEFA Pro certificate and Pienaar is seemingly following suit.
The former Premier League star confirmed on social media that he attained his UEFA A Diploma qualification through the Irish Football Association.
After leaving Ajax Cape Town in 2001, Pienaar enjoyed 16 seasons in European football with Ajax Amsterdam, Borussia Dortmund, Everton, Tottenham and Sunderland - before a short stint back in the Absa Premeirship with Bidvest Wits.
Now as he embarks on the next phase of his career since announcing his retirement from professional football in 2017.
However, it remains to be seen whether he ventures into management like his former international teammate.