Afcon winner says Pienaar's retirement is a huge blow

South Africa captain Steven Pienaar has retired from international football to concentrate on playing for Everton.

This is a huge blow to South Africa, who will host the Cup of Nations in January.

Neil Tovey was captain of the South African side when they won the tournament in 1996, incidentally on home soil. The former skipper is disappointed, as he feels Pienaar still has much to offer.