Pitso Mosimane dumps Mamelodi Sundowns to join Al Ahly, SA loses it

Pitso Mosimane dumps Mamelodi Sundowns to join Al Ahly, SA loses it

- Pitso Mosimane has reportedly stepped down as the head coach of the Mamelodi Sundowns

- The outspoken coach allegedly left the Brazilians to join one of the biggest clubs in north Africa

- According to reports, Mosimane accepted a job with Egypt's Al Ahly as well as the CAF Champions League Wydad Casablanca of Morocco

- News of his resignation nearly broke the internet and Saffas shared their views on the decision

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Pitso Mosimane has reportedly resigned as the Mamelodi Sundowns coach to join a large north African team.

On Wednesday, news broke that Mosimane stepped down as the Brazilians' coach only weeks after winning yet another South African championship.

According to reports, Mosimane made the decision to leave the Sundowns to join Al Ahly in Egypt as soon as he is available.

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TimesLIVE broke the news on Wednesday, linking Mosimane to the Egyptian giants as well as the Caf Champions League Wydad Casablanca of Morocco.

Pitso Mosimane dumps Mamelodi Sundowns to join Al Ahly, SA loses it

Pitso Mosimane shows off all his trophies online after winning his fifth South African championship last month. Photo: @therealpitsomosimane / Instagram.
Source: Instagram

According to the publication, Mosimane was approached after the Sundowns managed to win their 10th Premiership title in a dramatic show off against the Kaizer Chiefs - who had been the favourites to win the tournament.

Mosimane will replace Rene Weiler as Al Ahly's next head coach. Mosimane currently has a four year deal with the Sundowns and it is unclear how the Brazilians and the Egyptian team will handle the negations.

News of Mosimane resigning spread like wildfire and South African soccer fans flooded social media with their views. Some were sad to see Mosimane go while others said he won every possible tournament in SA and needs a new challenge.

Sport journalist Joe Crann wrote:

"Shouldn’t really be any surprise to see Pitso Mosimane leave South Africa... The man has literally won everything there is to win. The logical next step would be outside the country."
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Kofi Asiedu, @KofiAsiedu_, commented:

"Mosimane's resignation from Downs to join Ahly is the coup of the century. No one saw this coming. I always had the view that if Pitso was going to go up north to coach, then it was going to be Wydad. Biggest news in Africa football this month as far as I am concerned."

Meanwhile, in other sport-related news, a 17-year-old South African teenager, Khololwam Montsi, is set to represent Mzansi at the Junior French Open tennis tournament in a few weeks.

Montsi was born in East London and leaves this week to the Junior French Open, which starts on 4 October. Montsi has been judged for his height by male tennis professionals but doesn't allow that to hinder his progress and skills.

The Junior French Open will be held from 4 October to 10 October in France. Montsi has been named "one to watch," by various publications as he makes his way up the tennis rankings. Montsi's older brother, Siphosothando, was also a Top 100 junior player.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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