- More criticism has come Pitso Mosimane's way months after he left Egyptian club Al Ahly SC
- The South African coach's stint at the Cairo-based club was a successful albeit stormy period
- Another voice has been added to the criticism, whether during his tenure or after he departed
Some in Egypt are just not going to let Pitso Mosimane be at peace in Saudi Arabia.
Despite a trophy-laden period of almost two years with the Cairo juggernauts, the respected South African coach was the target of criticism from both inside and outside the club for a number of reasons.
The latest one is current player Mohamed Mahmoud, who fell out of Mosimane's use in matches.
The player was injury-plagued from the second he arrived at the club in 2019, before being loaned out to Al Ittihad in Alexandria to get some much-needed game time.
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Lamenting Mosimane's training method, Mahmoud was quoted by KingFut as saying:
“After I returned from my injury, I was overweight and was not physically fit. Pitso Mosimane did not play me because of that. He was asking us to come back from holidays in good shape, but he did not provide us with any fitness programs and just trusted us to be fit on our own."
Mosimane ceded his form was not good after he returned from injury, and was not registered in the Club World Cup squad as a result.
Mosimane praises Morocco coach
Sports Brief reported on respected South African mastermind, Mosimane praising his Moroccan counterpart, Walid Regragui.
Regragui guided the Atlas Lions to the bronze place playoff of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, drawing praise from many quarters.
Mosimane recently said his nation was some 20 years behind the North Africans, in terms of football development.
Mosimane's players shine for Saudi
Al Ahli Saudi, the South African coach's current team, had two players in the Middle Eastern nation's squad at the 2022 World Cup.
They were goalkeeper Mohammad Al-Rubaie - who was the substitute shot-stopper - and winger Haitham Asiri, who came off the bench in the upset.