Ex SA footballer Teboho Moloi says Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane’s show of respect from other African countries is good for the country’s football fraternity which has been isolated for a long time.
Mosimane’s passion for the CAF Champions League football has not gone unnoticed by the rest of the continent and recently received a standing ovation from Wydad Casablanca supporters in Morocco.
The 55-year-old won his 9th trophy as head coach at Sundowns during their 2-1 Telkom Knockout triumph over Maritzburg United this past weekend.
“Yeah most probably we don’t celebrate him enough but whatever that is being done in Africa for him is enough recognition because as you know here at home there is lot of other coaches that had reached the same feet like Screamer Tshabalala when he won everything when he was the Sundowns and now Pitso is also doing it,” Moloi told FARPost.co.za.
“For as long as he is being recognised for me that is where it’s more important than here at home because we have been in isolation for a very long time and for him now to come and change the way football is being run and the way he has been doing it’s a great thing for us in the country.”
Mosimane won the 2016 CAF Coach of the Year accolade after guiding Mamelodi Sundowns to their only CAF Champions League title in the same year.
Mosimane has also won the Nedbank Cup and MTN 8 while still at SuperSport United.
By Ofhani Munyai