Pitso Mosimane Expected to Testify in Court As Former Mamelodi Sundowns Manager Faces Legal Troubles

Pitso Mosimane Expected to Testify in Court As Former Mamelodi Sundowns Manager Faces Legal Troubles

Byron Pillay
May 6, 2024 at 11:12 AM
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  • Pitso Mosimane's Abha Club is struggling to avoid relegation in the Saudi Pro League at the moment
  • Mosimane is also facing legal trouble in South Africa with his former domestic worker and former club
  • Mamelodi Sundowns are looking to recoup R8.6 million paid to Mosimane's wife after a contract signing

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The pressure is piling on Pitso Mosimane at the moment.

Not only is his Abha Club side battling relegation in the Saudi Pro League, but the South African tactician is also facing legal troubles back home.

Pitso Mosimane is not having the easiest of times at the moment as he faces legal issues and relegation.
Pitso Mosimane is facing legal troubles back home as his Abha Club side also face relegation in the Saudi Pro League. Image: Angel Martinez.
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Mosimane has been dragged to court in two separate cases and is now expected to testify in one in June.

Sundowns take Mosimane’s wife to court

Most recently, Mamelodi Sundowns took the former tactician’s wife to court, seeking to recover a portion of R8,6 million in agent fees.

Mosimane’s wife and manager, Moira Tlhagale, was paid the fee when Jingles signed a four-year contract extension with the Brazilians.

The manager then left the side to join Al Ahly in Egypt, and Sundowns took the legal route in 2021 to get their money back, Kaya 959 reported.

Mosimane expected to testify

Three years later, the matter is still in court, with Mosimane now expected to testify in June.

As noted by FAR Post, more details are emerging about why Mosimane left the club despite signing a new deal, and it’s not solely because of Al Ahly’s offer.

Tlhagale recently testified that there was a growing rift between her husband and the club’s management and that he was ready to leave even before the Egyptian side came calling.

The case will resume on June 3.

Mosimane’s domestic worker sues couple

The former Al Ahly boss has also been in legal trouble recently after his former domestic worker filed a lawsuit.

The Citizen reported that Dorothy Sikirivao filed a lawsuit against the couple after he suffered an injury while removing debris at the home. Sikirivao became borderline disabled and lost her ability to fall pregnant as a result of the fall. She is seeking R5,7 million.

Mosimane’s Abha Club boost relegation survival hopes

Sports Brief reported how Mosimane’s Abha Club gave themselves a chance of surviving the drop with their latest win.

The relegation-threatened side beat a Karim Benzema-less Al Ittihad 3-1, ending a two-game losing streak in the process.

Mosimane’s side were on the back foot for most of the game but proved to be effective in front of the goal, scoring three.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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