Pitso Mosimane: South African Manager Linked With National Team Job in Top African Country

Pitso Mosimane: South African Manager Linked With National Team Job in Top African Country

Babajide Orevba
updated at February 8, 2024 at 8:16 AM
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  • Pitso Mosimane recently joined Saudi outfit Abha Club until the end of the season
  • The veteran tactician is on the radar of several clubs and also some national teams
  • The former Mamelodi Sundowns coach remains one of the best tacticians in Africa

South African tactician, Pitso Mosimane, could become the head coach of the national team of a prominent African footballing nation.

The former Mamelodi Sundowns tactician recently joined Saudi Pro League outfit, Abha Club, until the end of the current season.

He was heavily linked with Kaizer Chiefs and the Nigerian national team shortly before the start of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

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Abha Club manager, Pitso Mosimane is being linked with the Egyptian national team coaching job. Photo: Shaun Botterill.
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Mosimane is now in line to replace Rui Vitoria, who was recently relieved of his duties as the head coach of the Egyptian national team.

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) dismissed the Portuguese manager following a poor run of results at the ongoing AFCON tournament in Ivory Coast.

The Pharaohs failed to win a single game at the continental showpiece, crashing out after a disappointing loss to DR Congo in the Round of 16 after a post-match shootout.

As soon as the team returned home, the EFA announced that the technical crew had been fired. They will now go back to the drawing board ahead of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Herve Renard has also been linked with the vacant Egypt role, but former goalkeeper-turned-pundit, Ahmed Shobeir, believes Mosimane could be considered.

Shobeir said, via Kingfut:

"What I know is that Mosimane is open to the idea of coaching Egypt, and he is waiting for someone to initiate contact with him."

Mosimane is famous for his successful spells at Mamelodi Sundowns and Al Ahly, where he won a total of 17 trophies, including three CAF Champions League titles.

Mosimane hails Ronwen Williams

Sports Brief earlier reported that Mosimane hailed South Africa's Ronwen Williams after leading Bafana Bafana to the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper made history by becoming the first to save four penalties at an AFCON as South Africa defeated Cape Verde on penalties.

Interestingly, Williams got the directions of all five of the Blue Sharks' spot kicks right, bravely saving four as the 1996 AFCON champions won the game 2-1.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.
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