South African Coach Pitso Mosimane Believes Africa Can Break Semi Final Barrier at the World Cup

South African Coach Pitso Mosimane Believes Africa Can Break Semi Final Barrier at the World Cup

  • Former Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane has praised Africa's backing of it's own coaches ahead of the 2022 World Cup
  • All five countries including Ghana will be at the World Cup in Qatar under the technical leadership of home grown coaches
  • Pitso Mosimane believes an African country could make it into the last four for the first time in history

Pitso Mosimane believes an African country can make the last four of the World Cup following the appointments of homegrown coaches by the five nations representing the continent.

Africa's representatives for the first time will be going to the World Cup with local coaches.

The South African trainer insists the affirmation of confidence in African coaches is a big step heading into the Munidial.

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South African coach Pitso Mosimane has stated that an African country can make the last four at the World Cup. Credit: @KingFut
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"To have trust in African coaches is massive and shows a great sense of growth on the continent that must be sustained," Mosimane told BBC Sport Africa.

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"This is not a campaign against foreign coaches but applause to the decision-makers in our national associations.
"A lot of people ask why African teams have not gone beyond the last eight or contested for the World Cup title itself, and I believe this is a big step to get there.
"Africa can definitely break that semi-final barrier if we back our own coaches who truly understand the mentality, cultural challenges and methods required to perform."

Otto Addo led Ghana to qualification and will join Aliu Cisse of Senegal and Rigobert Song of Cameroon as former players to lead their countries to the World Cup.

Walid Regragui replaced Vahid Halilhodzic as Morocco coach last month.

Pitso Mosimane reacts to photo of Benni McCarthy and Ronaldo

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Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Pitso Mosimane could not resist the temptation after seeing a photo of South Africa's football icon Benni McCathy and Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo.

Benni McCarthy was spotted with Cristiano Ronaldo after Manchester United's victory over Arsenal, with the duo beaming with smiles.

Former Al Ahly coach, Mosimane reacted to the photo, asking if that was not beautiful for South African football.

Source: Sports Brief News