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Pitso Mosimane’s Al Ahly Gear Up for FIFA Club World Cup, Could Face Fellow South African Thulani Serero
- Pitso Mosimane and Percy Tau could clash against fellow South African Thulani Serero in the Club World Cup
- Thulani Serero plays for Al Jazira in Abu Dhabi, the host team for the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup
- The FIFA Club World Cup will begin on 3 February with 7 teams competing to be crowned best in the world
Al Ahly will compete in the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup and the tournament could see three South Africans reunite.
Pitso Mosimane and Percy Tau could face off against Thulani Serero who currently plays at Abu Dhabi side Al Jazira.
Al Jazira will be hosting and representing Asia at the tournament which brings together the best club sides around the world, The Citizen reported. Bayern Munich are the current Club World Cup Champions. The German side has won the title twice.
The tournament brings together the winners of the Champions Leagues in Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Oceania and Europe and the host nation’s national champions who compete in a knock-out tournament. The winner of the tournament is crowned the best club side in the world.
Serero’s Al Jazira will compete in the opening game against Oceania’s Al Pirae, FIFA confirmed on their website.
The winner of that clash will face Al-Hilal SFC from Saudi Arabia, with the winner of that game playing against Chelsea in the semi-final of the tournament.
Pitso’s Al Ahly will take on North American champions CF Monterrey in their opening clash. If they win, they will face SE Palmeiras, the South American Champions in the semi-final.
Mosimane and Serero’s teams will both have to make it to the final to play against each other.
The FIFA Club World Cup begins on 3 February with Al Jazira and Al Pirae contesting the opening game.
Pitso Mosimane is in high demand, Qatar club monitors the South African's contract negotiations with Al Ahly
Pitso Mosimane's contract with Egyptian club Al Ahly expires at the end of the current season and both sides are yet to agree on a new deal. The news that Pitso has yet to sign a new deal has got many clubs interested in his services, Sports Brief reported.
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Goal.Com reported that Pitso wanted a new three-year deal worth $200 000 a month. According to the report, Pitso currently earns $140 000 a month and Al Ahly bosses were hesitant to give the South African coach a raise.
With contract talks still not finalised, The South African reports that Al-Rayyan SC could swoop for Pitso's signature. The super-rich club plays in the Qatar Stars League and is currently coached by French legend Laurent Blanc.