Where Should Pitso Mosimane Go Next? Five Options for the Ex Sundowns Manager

Where Should Pitso Mosimane Go Next? Five Options for the Ex Sundowns Manager

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at January 9, 2024 at 1:15 PM
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  • Pitso Mosimane is in search of a new managerial role
  • The famous manager recently parted ways with Al Wahda
  • Mosimane has had successful stints in South Africa and Egypt

Pitso Mosimane is the most wanted African manager in football at the moment as the former Bafana Bafana coach has been linked with almost all the top jobs on the continent and in Asia.

The 59-year-old manager is one of the longest-serving and most decorated coaches in all of South African football, having won multiple major trophies in South Africa and Egypt.

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Pitso Mosimane is currently jobless after leaving Saudi club Al Wahda in November. Photo by Khaled Desouki
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According to KingFut, Mosimane has been without a club since his departure from Emirati giants Al Wahda last November after just 10 games in charge of the Asian club.

Before the Al Wahda job, the former SuperSport manager won the CAF Champions League once with Mamelodi Sundowns in 2016 and twice with Egyptian giants Al Ahly in 2020 and 2021.

Further stints with Al Ahli Jeddah and Al Wahda have further boosted his pedigree as one of the best managers in Africa, leading several clubs and countries to seek for his services.

Five jobs available for Mosimane

Meanwhile, Pitso Mosimane has been linked with several top jobs in recent weeks, with Kaizer Chiefs among the teams interested in signing the ex-Mamelodi Sundowns manager.

Here, Sports Brief takes a look at some of the jobs the 59-year-old coach could take charge of in 2024.

1. Pyramids of Egypt

Egyptian top club, Pyramids, have been rumoured to be interested in making an offer for Pitso Mosimane sometime in the future.

Pyramids' need for Pitso might not be immediate as the club is presently satisfied with the services of current coach Jaime Pacheco, who is leading a title charge for the club this season.

2. Zamalek of Egypt

Mosimane could spite his former employer, Al Ahly, by joining their biggest rivals in Egypt, Zamalek.

Zamalek are in search of a permanent manager after sacking former coach Juan Carlos Osorio in November and the South African manager has been identified as an option for the Egyptians.

3. Super Eagles of Nigeria

Pitso Mosimane has previously stated a strong desire to manage a national team following his disastrous tenure with Bafana Bafana, GOAL reports.

Jose Peseiro's Super Eagles career is on the line following a disastrous start to the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifications.

Mosimane may be keeping a close eye on Nigeria's AFCON campaign because Peseiro's contract expires after the competition, and the South African has received support from Nigerian icon Jay-Jay Okocha for the Super Eagles post.

4. Ghana’s Ark of Oak?

Ghanaian giants Hearts of Oak have openly said that Mosimane would be their new coach.

However, one of the club executives, Vincent Odotei Sowah, admits that the West Africans' financial inability to get the coach to Accra is a stumbling block.

5. Back to Saudi with Abha Club

Finally, Mosimane is being sought in Saudi Arabia, where the Abha Club is reportedly look to recruit the former Bafana Bafana coach.

The club is suffering in 17th place in the Saudi Pro League table and is looking for a coach who can save them from relegation, and Mosimane's agents and Abha are now reportedly in advanced negotiations.

Mosimane contemplates Saudi return

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Mosimane's popularity continues to grow throughout Africa and beyond and the former Bafana coach could be heading back to Saudi Arabia.

The successful manager, who is garnering interest from Saudi Pro League strugglers Abha Club, wants to relocate to the Middle East club.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..
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