Pitso Mosimane Could Be Eyeing Nigeria's National Coaching Job Amid Jose Peseiro’s Mixed Fortunes

Pitso Mosimane Could Be Eyeing Nigeria's National Coaching Job Amid Jose Peseiro’s Mixed Fortunes

Raphael Abiola
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
  • Pitso Mosimane has expressed admiration for the Super Eagles of Nigeria
  • The former Al Ahly coach has showed interest in a national coaching role
  • The South African tactician is currently jobless after departing Al Wahda

South African manager, Pitso Mosimane has made clear his ambition to coach a national team and has indicated his aspiration of leading a team to the FIFA World Cup.

The former Mamelodi Sundowns coach is currently unattached after leaving UAE Pro League side, Al Wahda. The 59-year-old has been tipped with a return to his home country but has his eyes set on a bigger prize.

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Pitso Mosimane opens up on taking a national team job. Photo: Mike Hewitt.
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In a recent interview with local journalists, the former Al Ahly mentor expressed his admiration for the Super Eagles of Nigeria, according to a report by Soccernet.

"To be honest, I would like to coach in the World Cup. I do not choose what comes, I would like to go to the World Cup. South Africa wants to qualify, Nigeria wants to qualify," he said.
"If you have [Samuel] Chukuweze and the boy playing for Napoli [Victor Osimhen] as your striker, I mean, really. That Nigerian team is unbelievable."

Current coach, Jose Peseiro has been under serious criticism after Nigeria's draws against Lesotho and Zimbabwe in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Mosimane also shared his thoughts on the Super Eagles' performances in those two games during the last international break.

"I saw the draw against Lesotho and Zimbabwe. Okay, it is football, it happens. But how can politics between the government and the federation derail the team?" he added, alluding to continued reports of Peseiro and the NFF being at odds.

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Mosimane opens up on latest job offers

Sports Brief previously reported on Mosimane discussing the latest job offers he received amid recent links to DStv Premiership side, Kaizer Chiefs.

The former Mamelodi Sundowns mentor has been without a coaching job since parting ways with United Arab Emirates league side, Al Wahda.

Mosimane gave an exclusive interview with South African journalists earlier this month, stating he was not in a rush to find a new role before Christmas.

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Raphael Abiola
Raphael Abiola is a Nigerian Sports Journalist with over five years of experience. He obtained a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, in 2015.
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