- Pitso Mosimane has ruled himself out for the coaching position of the national team
- The Mamelodi Sundowns coach explained why he would turn down the top SA coaching job
- Mosimane recalled already holding the position once and getting fired by a taxi owner, priest and traditional chief
Pitso Mosimane low-key threw shade at former SA Football Association (Safa) committee members while giving a reason why he wouldn't accept the Bafana Bafana coaching job if it was offered to him.
Mosimane recalled getting axed as the national team's coach the first time and it appears he has still not forgiven those who fired him.
"What was not nice was the way it happened when they sacked me. I don’t believe a coach after two years‚ who loses two games‚ should be fired," he said.
Briefly.co.za learned Mosimane then said he was "sad" at the time to be fired by a taxi owner (Fanyana Sibanyoni)‚ a priest (Robin Petersen) and a traditional chief (Chief Mwelo Nonkonyana).
“So‚ do I want to face that again? My hands and my fate and my career would be in those people’s hands," the Mamelodi Sundowns coach added.
Mosimane said he begged "those people" not to fire him because he had a lot to offer but his pleas fell on deaf ears. He added that he was happy where he is now.
“I’m loved at Sundowns. The board supports me. The players really support me – they have bought into my mentality," Mosimane said.
Social media users reacted to Mosimane taking himself out of the running to become Bafana's next coach.
Twitter user, @BhekiN2, commented: "Pitso must not turn his back on the nation just because of few individuals who think that they own south African soccer."
Another tweep, @Sbuda_H, added: "Pitso never forgets."
Hofisi, who goes by the Twitter handle @CliffordHofisi, wrote: "Taxi owners seem to be making it at the top lol."
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