- Al Ahly has finally confirmed news about Pitso Mosimane joining the team
- The Egyptian giants unveiled Mosimane in a video on its social media accounts
- Meanwhile, it was reported Mosimane had the choice to take technical team members with him and he will be joined by the Sundowns' Musi Matlaba
Al Ahly has unveiled Pitso Mosimane as its new head coach in a video that has already gathered nearly 180 000 views online.
Mosimane signed a two-year deal with the Egyptian giants, succeeding Swiss tactician Rene Weiler.
"The contract with Mr Pitso Mosimane, South African head coach of the first team, is effective as of tomorrow, Friday 2 October 2020, for a period of two seasons," the club statement read.
Take a look at the video below:
KickOFF has now reported that Mosimane will have a familiar face with him in Egypt. According to the publication, Musi Matlaba has left the Mamelodi Sundowns to join Mosimane at Al Ahly.
According to Ahly's official statement, Mosimane had been given the choice of bringing technical team members with him and he opted for a 'general coach, a physical trainer and a performance analyst'.
Although it has not been confirmed if assistant coach Rhulani Mokwena and fitness trainer Kabelo Rangoaga will join Mosimane, KickOFF did report that performance analyst Matlaba will.
An inside source reported said:
"Matlaba has left Sundowns to join Pitso Mosimane in Egypt with Al Ahly."
Ahly's statement added:
"He will be joined with his assistants, which includes a general coach, a physical trainer and a performance analyst. Also joining is Belgian Michel Yancon as goalkeeping coach, who has been retained, and Sayed Abdel Hafeez as director of football."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported Mosimane is expected to receive an impressive salary at the Egyptian team. It's been reported that Pitso Mosimane has been offered a salary of around R54 million from Al Ahly.
The 56-year-old won his fifth SA championship through Sundowns last month. Al Ahly may have produced an offer of about $270 000 (R4.5 million) per month, excluding win bonuses, to Mosimane. This staggering offer makes Mosimane one of the most expensive SA sports exports ever.
News of Mosimane's resignation broke on Wednesday and he has since said farewell to the Brazilians.
Mosimane closed a chapter, which he described as an "incredible eight-year journey" on Twitter. The outspoken coach shared two videos of himself saying goodbye to the Mamelodi Sundowns team and fans.
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