ON THIS DAY: Mosimane resigned as Downs coach to join Al Ahly


On this day a year ago, Pitso ‘Jingles’ Mosimane announced his departure from Mamelodi Sundowns to join Egyptian giants, Al Ahly.

FARPost runs the rule over Mosimane’s success ever since joining the 10-time Caf Champions League winners.

Mosimane took over the coaching reigns at Red Devils from Swiss football mentor, Rene Weiler.

He was officially appointed as the head coach of Al Ahly on 2 October 2020.

The Kagiso-born professional football manager led the African Club of the Century to their 9th Caf Champions league title, after winning the 2020 final against their arch-rivals Zamalek, and qualified for the 2020 Fifa Club World Cup, where they finished in third place after defeating Palmeiras of Brazil on penalties.

‘Jingles’ did not stop there as he went on to guide Al Ahly to win the 2020 Egyptian Cup, and also led the club to win the final of the African Super Cup in Doha Qatar.

On 17 July 2021, Al Ahly won their second Caf Champions league title under the tutelage of Mosimane – thrashing Kaizer Chiefs 3–0 in the final.

It goes without saying that the former Bafana Bafana coach is one of the longest-serving and most decorated coaches in the South African football top-flight, having won numerous major trophies.

The 57-year-old three-time Caf Champions League winner will be hoping to continue with his fine record at the Egyptian side.

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By Mauwane Raophala