SuperSport United head coach Kaitano Tembo insists it is important for a coach like Pitso Mosimane to spread the South African way of doing things in other countries and is happy to see him taking over the biggest job in Africa.
Mosimane, who signed a two-year contract with the Africa club of the century, Al Ahly, began with his tenure on Sunday.
The 56-year-old became the first African from outside Egypt to coach the 8 times Africa Champions.
“I am very elated and happy for him,” Tembo told FARPost.
“I think he has achieved all that he needed to achieve here in South Africa and I think it’s important that he takes the lead in terms of spreading South African football to the rest of the continent from a coaching perspective.
“Take a look, for instance, Southern Africa, there are not many South African coaches who are coaching in those parts of Africa because a lot of players from Southern Africa they come and play here,” he said.
Tembo believes the move says a lot about the capabilities of South African coaches.
“So which means South Africa dominates in terms of the strength of our league. So why not have coaches going to coach there as well? That way you are spreading the South African way of doing things.
“We always have coaches coming from big countries who come and spread their game, so I think South Africa needs to get to that level now and I think Pitso is the right person to take that lead. If he can be coaching at Al Ahly, the biggest club in Africa, that says a lot about the quality of coaching in South Africa,” added Tembo.
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