Why Pitso Mosimane Walked Away From Al Wadha: Behind the Scenes Meddling Amid South Africa Links

Why Pitso Mosimane Walked Away From Al Wadha: Behind the Scenes Meddling Amid South Africa Links

Jarryd Westerdale
November 23, 2023 at 6:43 AM
  • Pitso Mosimane departed Al Wahda on November 10 with reports suggesting the true reason
  • Al Wahda's fortunes looked to be improving but Mosimane found it tough to implement ideas
  • Calls are growing for Mosimane to return home but he is being quiet on his future destination

To gallop towards greatness, one needs the freedom to take the reigns. In-demand coach, Pitso Mosimane has made clear to future employers what a deal-breaker would be in any future projects.

The South African tactician left Al Wahda in the United Arab Emirates by mutual agreement, even though the club was climbing the log in the league and the cup, on the back of two important wins.

Pitso Mosimane, Al Wahda, interference, Kaizer Chiefs.
Pitso Mosimane walked away from Al Wahda due to team selection interference and is on the hunt for a new project. Photo: Matthew Ashton.
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The dictating of team selection by Al Wahda's hierarchy has been cited as the true reason Mosimane exited the UAE Pro League just five months into his stint, as reported by CityPress.

'Jingles' missed the last two matches due to illness and SABC Sport notes how the technical team had no part in planning the signings of players or how the squad was composed.

Kaizer Chiefs fans are desperate to see Mosimane return to South African coaching, with former Amakhosi players stating publicly that no cost should be spared to make it a reality.

Mosimane still has an undoubted soft spot for South Africa, reacting with kindness to news that former striker, Katlego 'Killer' Mphela has found a new life after football as a car salesman.

The former Bafana Bafana man had fallen on hard times but has restored his pride with employment. Mosimane believes 'Killer' has much to offer, with Goal reporting that he wants to see him earn his coaching badges.

At 59 years old, Mosimane has many seasons left and even if he does not return home in the immediate future, there is bound to be a homecoming party one day.

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Where will Pitso Mosimane go next?

Prior to leaving Al Wahda, Sports Brief compiled a list of possible destinations for Pitso Mosimane.

He has long sought a coaching role in Europe but believes big clubs are reluctant to hire Africans.

Kaizer Chiefs fans are hoping they will win the race so that 'Jingles' can bring back the glory days.

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Jarryd Westerdale
Jarryd Westerdale (based in Johannesburg) joined Sports Brief after four years in the community journalism sphere. He is a two-time Alet Roux Award winner and was a finalist in multiple categories at the Forum of Community Journalism Excellence Awards.
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