Pienaar Named New Ambassador of ‘Football for Hope’
By Community | December 20, 2010
FIFA is very happy to announce Steven Pienaar, a famous South African Football player as a new ambassador for FIFA’s “Football for Hope” programme.
Pulling himself out of the poverty of his childhood in Johannesburg’s Westbury township, Steven Pienaar has become one of the true heroes of South African football. The speedy wide midfielder, playing for FC Everton and for the South African National team, says he owes a lot to football:
“Football meant everything to me in my childhood. Football was a school of life which also allowed me to become what I am today. I am an avid believer in FIFA’s Football for Hope programme, because it uses the beautiful game of football to bring young people closer to education and health services, as well as teach them the values of fair play. “