The deal is final. What started out as speculative reports turned out to be true. Former Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has a new home at Egypt’s Al Ahly, the most decorated football club in Africa.
Watch: Pitso Mosimane gets heroes welcome at Al Ahly
The Egyptian club posted a promo video, announcing the arrival of a multi-championship-winning coach to lead its dugout.
Mosimane’s succession of Rene Weiler has been largely welcomed by the Pharaohs and this epic video is all the proof that’s needed to surmise that the ex-Sundowns coach is in good hands.
Against all odds, Mosimane struck up his genius and led the Brazilians to an emphatic Premier Soccer League (PSL) victory in the last matchday of the season.
The 56-year-old joins Al Ahly with 13 major titles notched under his belt. In his tenure at SuperSport United, Mosemane clinched the SAA Supa 8 Cup as well as the Absa Cup.
His reign as the head coach of Sundowns is where he marked his place as one of the continent’s brightest football minds. Mosemane won five PSL titles, two Nedbank Cup trophies, two Telkom Knockout titles, the CAF Champions League as well as the coveted CAF Super Cup.
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This might be the most exciting assignment he has ever taken on, but the challenge ahead is not lost on the coach. Apart from the new environment he has been thrust in, Mosimane will have to overcome the language barrier in instilling his football philosophy at the club.
The football season is not over for Al Ahly. The Pharaohs have already clinched the Egyptian Premier League title under Weiler. According to reports from Kick-Off, the 56-year-old is expected to return with the CAF Champions League (Al Ahly is in the semi-final of the cup competition).
The bonus would be a treble for the season, since Al Ahly are also involved in the last 16 of the Egyptian Cup.
Mosimane is no stranger to these and the continent will be fixed on the Pharoahs remaining fixtures to see the 56-year-old work his magic.
If his post-match interviews are anything close to what we are used to, then the Egyptian football media is in for it.