- The respected Pitso Mosimane continued to make more history as his footprint became larger by the day
- He became the first South African coach to be awarded the Confederation of African Football Pro License
- This now certifies the former Al Ahly coach to apply for any coaching job on the planet
Pitso Mosimane has made more history in his coaching career.
The former Al Ahly, Mamelodi Sundowns and Bafana Bafana coach has received his Confederation of African Football Pro License. An equivalent of the revered UEFA-A License, this allows the 57-year-old Mosimane to apply for any coaching job at any level on the planet.
According to The Citizen, he worked towards this qualification for three years while also having to navigate past the obstacles that the Covid-19 pandemic posed.
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South African Football Federation president Danny Jordaan said of Mosimane's achievement:
“This is quite a historic and important milestone in South African football."
Mosimane used the media conference where he received the license to reiterate his desire to strengthen the roots of school soccer in South Africa through his Pitso Mosimane Soccer Schools initiative.
Meanwhile, Soccer Laduma reported that Al Ahly supporters continued to pine for Mosimane after his sudden resignation as the club's coach back in June. Various social media messages praising him as well as videos of supporters chanting his name flooded Al Ahly spaces on social media.
"Mister Pitsu Mosimane After greeting A message to you from Al-Ahly Club that loves you and the days of victories that we made together... We hope you will come back to us in the coming days.. the team needs you.. the fans need you.. Mister Bitso we love you ❤️ @TheRealPitso"
Al Ahly reportedly identifies a new coach to replace Pitso Mosimane's successor Ricardo Soares
Al Ahly coach Ricardo Soares might just be a man in trouble if rumours are to be believed.
As reported by Sports Brief, the Egyptian giants are reportedly already looking to replace Soares following a poor start to his reign in Cairo.
The Portuguese replaced Pitso Mosimane in June after the latter unexpectedly called time on his coaching tenure with the Red Devils in May.