- President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated Pitso Mosimane on his appointment as coach of Al Ahly Football Club
- Ramaphosa said that Mosimane's signing as an endorsement of South African talent
- He went on to praise Pitso for making not only South African proud but the entire continent of Africa
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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that Pitso Mosimane's signing to Al Ahly Football Club is an endorsement of South African talent.
Ramaphosa says that the signing proves that Mosimane's signing is an endorsement of South African talent according to News24.
"Pitso Mosimane will be missed as a force in South African football but his appointment by our continent’s flagship club strengthens the bonds of friendship between our two countries.”
He went on to say that Pitso has not only made South Africa proud but the entire African continent.
“It is also a recognition of the talent and capability that resides within our own continent. I wish Pitso and his team well as they fly our flag and the flag of continental football with a club in whose success all Africans take pride.”
The full statement can be read here:
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Egyptian club Al Ahly has announced the arrival of Pitso Mosimane through Twitter. Al Ahly have also secured both Kabelo Rangoaga and Musi Matlaba from Mamelodi Sundowns for Pitso Mosimane's technical team.
Rangoaga as their fitness trainer and Matlaba as the club's performance analyst arrived with Mosimane at Cairo this morning. Mosimane will be signing his two-year contract and going to an official press conference unveiling this afternoon.
It's been reported that Mosimane had requested three coaches from the Egyptian Premier League champions. This includes his assistant Rhulani Mokwena. If Mokwena remains unavailable for this role, Sami Komsan will take over.
In other news, Pitso Mosimane is officially no longer the head coach of the Mamelodi Sundowns and he bid farewell to the team in a couple of videos posted online.
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 team and fans.
He captioned the one video:
"An end to an incredible eight-year journey."
In the video Mosimane confirms joining an "international team". He said he did not look for the opportunity but the universe offered it to him. Mosimane won 11 trophies during his time as head coach of the Mamelodi Sundowns and his impeccable record attracted the interest of the new club.
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