Pitso Mosimane Upset Over Competitions Overlapping Each Other, Believes Africa Will Always Be Compromised

Pitso Mosimane Upset Over Competitions Overlapping Each Other, Believes Africa Will Always Be Compromised

Byron Pillay
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
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  • Pitso Mosimane has once again got social media talking as he commented on overlapping competitions
  • Pitso is currently in Abu Dhabi with Al Ahly but the team were without key players due to the AFCON tournament taking place at the same time
  • Pitso voiced his concern that Africa will always be treated differently from Europe and many fans agree

Pitso Mosimane has come out in criticism once again with how African football is treated and fans have rallied behind him.

Mosimane is currently in Abu Dhabi with his Al Ahly side who are competing in the FIFA Club World Cup.

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Pitso Mosimane has once again spoken out about how Africa is viewed in the footballing world. Image: Mohamed Farag
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Al Ahly beat North American champions Monterrey in their first game 1-0 and will now progress to the semi-finals where they will meet Brazilian team Palmeiras, Times LIVE reported. Palmeiras were given an automatic place in the semi-finals while Al Ahly had to earn their way into the final four.

Al Ahly were without numerous players for their first game, due to the AFCON tournament going on at the same time and Pitso was not shy to speak out about the issue.

"CAF and FIFA arrange games on top of each other. It's amazing," Sport24 quoted Mosimane as saying.
"It's unbelievable how this happens, it's like nobody knew when the Cup of Nations was, and nobody knew when the FIFA Club World Cup was.

Pitso added that Africa would always be compromised and that ‘the scale was not proper when it came to Africa and Europe.’

Fans took to social media to respond to Pitso’s comments, agreeing with the coach that African football was always looked down upon.


"FIFA needs to acknowledge it's unjust conduct against Africa in general."


"Because FIFA is an anti-African organisation"


"From my own stand point, it's all about the amount of sponsorship deals coming from African organisations. We give little hence our participation base and benefits are very limited"


"I keep saying these things. How long shall we continue to play second fiddle to these guys? How long?"

Pitso Mosimane's comment about African clubs hiring African coaches causes uproar, not all agree with Jingles

Pitso Mosimane is considered to be Africa’s best coach and his credentials speak for themselves. Pitso’s signature has been sought after by clubs and countries alike, and he is highly respected among peers and fans, but it’s his recent comments that have caused division, Sports Brief reported.

Praising the work done by Aliou Cissé with Senegal, Mosimane took to Twitter to comment that Africa needed to hire Africans as coaches. Cissé is a former Senegal player who has now led his country to the final of AFCON as a coach.

Using Cissé as an example of why hiring local coaches works, Mosimane added that coaches from other continents must be able to show the trophies they had won in their career before they were hired.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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