CAF President Patrice Motsepe Expresses Admiration for Pitso Mosimane, Wishes He Was Bafana Bafana Coach

CAF President Patrice Motsepe Expresses Admiration for Pitso Mosimane, Wishes He Was Bafana Bafana Coach

  • CAF President Dr Pratice Motsepe has admitted that he wishes Pitso Mosimane could coach the national team
  • Pitso Mosimane and Dr Patrice Motsepe have shared a reportedly strained relationship since Mosimane left for Al Ahly
  • Patrice Motsepe believes that South African football will be better if Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs are strong again

Dr Patrice Motsepe is a big fan of Pitso Mosimane.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) president was Mosimane’s employer when the former Al Ahly coach managed Mamelodi Sundowns.

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CAF President Dr Patrice Motsepe described Pitso Mosimane as his favourite coach and admitted that he wished he was the coach of Bafana Bafana. Image: Taylor Hill/Thomas Starke
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Their relationship has been reportedly strained ever since Mosimane left the Brazilians to coach the Egyptian giants.

However, while addressing a South African National Editors’ Forum function (SANEF) Motsepe admitted that he wished Mosimane could coach Bafana Bafana, Sunday World reported.

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“I wish Pitso Mosimane could coach Bafana Bafana. He is my favourite coach and I love him. He will always have a special place in my heart and I will even get the Motsepe Foundation to subsidise his salary,”

Motsepe added that he believed Mosimane was quality and that quality should not come cheap.

Motsepe also commented on Mamelodi Sundowns, the Sowetan giants, and the state of football in the country.

On the topic of Sundowns, Motsepe admitted that many had an exaggerated perception of how good Sundowns are but that their true test lies in proving themselves against the best in the continent.

He also added that South African football needs teams like Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates to be great again.

“We need all South African football clubs like Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs, AmaZulu and others like Golden Arrows to be competitive. The league needs a strong Chiefs and Pirates so that we can compete against the best in the continent,” he said.

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“I am confident our football will grow and be amongst the best in the continent,” Motsepe added.

Bafana legend, Jerry Sikhosana, has also called for Pitso Mosimane to coach the national team, Soccer Laduma reported. The former Pirates man believes that Hugo Broos should be let go after his recent comments and be replaced with Mosimane.

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Legs of Thunder has called for Broos to be replaced as Bafana Bafana coach amid the loss to Morocco and his recent comments regarding the state of football in South Africa.

Broos commented that South Africa lacked quality players to compete on a global stage and that the level of the Premier Soccer League wasn’t very high.

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Pitso Mosimane and CAF President Patrice Motsepe trend as football fans remain divided over alleged bad blood

Football fans are divided when it comes to Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane and CAF President, Dr Patrice Motsepe. The two South Africans have been trending since the CAF Champions League final in Morocco.

Pitso has received a lot of sympathy from fans for having to play the final in front of the opposition’s fans while Dr Motsepe has been criticized by many.

Some have even speculated that there is still bad blood between the two after Mosimane left Mamelodi Sundowns for Al Ahly.

Source: Sports Brief News