Pitso Mosimane: South African Tactician Hailed for Abha Club’s Remarkable Turnaround in Saudi League

Pitso Mosimane: South African Tactician Hailed for Abha Club’s Remarkable Turnaround in Saudi League

Raphael Abiola
updated at May 16, 2024 at 11:16 AM
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  • Pitso Mosimane has been lauded for the remarkable work he has done at Abha Club this season
  • The former Mamelodi Sundowns boss has led the Leaders of the South out of the relegation zone
  • Abha Club are currently 15th on the Saudi Pro League table with three games to go this campaign

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Former Mamelodi Sundowns coach, Pitso Mosimane, has been hailed for Abha Club's remarkable turnaround in the Saudi Professional League since taking over in January.

The Leaders of the South appointed the South African tactician as their new coach when they were 19th on the Saudi League table with just 14 points.

With three games left this season, the 59-year-old has lifted them out of the relegation zone. They are now 15th on the log, one point above Al Akhdoud and Al-Tai.

Pitso Mosimane: Former Sundowns manager was commended for the remarkable turnaround of Abha Club's season in the Saudi Pro League. Photo: @Abhafc_english.
Pitso Mosimane was commended for the remarkable turnaround of Abha Club's season in the Saudi Pro League. Photo: @Abhafc_english.
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Since Mosimane took over, Abha Club have been one of the most in-form teams in the league; their only poor result came from an 8-0 thrashing against an Al-Nassr side led by Sadio Mane and Cristiano Ronaldo.

According to a report by iDiskiTimes, Sultan Majrashi, the supervisor of the Sunni football group at Abha Club, explained why the club struggled before Mosimane's arrival.

"I believe that the lack of stability in the technical staff since the beginning of the season and the frequent changes are things that caused the first team's results to vary," he said.

Majrashi went on to praise the former Al Ahly manager for bringing stability to the team, which has been evident in their performance so far.

"But we notice stability now with coach Mosimane and an increase in the team's results, as he has been able to achieve almost 16 points since his arrival, and we are very optimistic about achieving survival," he added.

Mosimane responds to criticism of tactics

Sports Brief previously reported that Mosimane fired back at a journalist who questioned his defensive strategy following their victory over Al-Fateh on April 7.

Abha rose out of the relegation zone after securing a crucial win against Slaven Bilic's team.

The match's hero was former Sevilla midfielder, Grzegorz Krychowiak, who scored a brace.

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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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