Pitso Mosimane to Coach Saudi Arabian Second Division Team Al Ahli Saudi FC

Pitso Mosimane to Coach Saudi Arabian Second Division Team Al Ahli Saudi FC

  • Legendary South African coach is back in the colours of a team called Al Ahli
  • This team, however, is Al Ahli Saudi FC, which plays in the Saudi Arabian Second Division
  • Mosimane departed from Al Ahly SC in Egypt in June despite a successful stint with the superclub

Pitso Mosimane's career path has seen him landing in the Middle East

The South African will take charge of Al Ahli Saudi FC, which plays in Saudi Arabia's Second Division. He left Al Ahly SC of Egypt back in June despite a very successful tenure with the Cairo-based outfit.

According to IOL, the team, which is based in Jeddah, stated in a short message on Twitter:

"Pitso Mosimane is the new manager of our first football team."

The 85-year-old club was relegated from the Saudi Professional League last season, and is seeking a return to the top-flight as soon as possible.

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This is the first time Mosimane will coach outside the continent since receiving his Confederation of African Football Pro License. This allows the 57-year-old Mosimane to apply for any coaching job at any level on the planet.

South African coach Pitso Mosimane believes Africa can break semi-final barrier at the World Cup

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 Mundial.

"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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"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's coach last month.

Source: SportsBrief.com