Schillo keeps Bafana armband


Speculation was rife that the Everton midfielder could be axed as skipper, but Igesund says he will keep a close watch on the situation before making changes, if any at all.

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Igesund appears to have faith in Pienaar's leadership qualities, despite claims to the contrary.

"Steven will captain the team in Brazil despite what has been said," Igesund says.

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Pienaar, along with May Mahlangu and Kagisho Dikgacoi, will only feature in the Brazil match before returning to their overseas clubs.

The squad will assemble on September.