Renowned football coach Pitso Mosimane has been hospitalised with serious health issues, stirring concern among fans and colleagues.
Pitso Mosimane hospitalised: Here’s everything we know
Mosimane, the former Mamelodi Sundowns and Al Ahly coach, missed Al Wahda’s recent training sessions due to hospital admission, according to several Arab media sources.
Reports indicate that Mosimane experienced shortness of breath earlier this week, necessitating medical attention at an Abu Dhabi hospital.
During Mosimane’s absence, assistant coach Maahier Davids took the helm of Al Wahda’s preparations. The team is scheduled to compete against Ajman on Saturday, 4 November 2023, in the United Arab Pro League.
Mosimane’s availability for this upcoming match remains uncertain.
Mosimane’s start in Arab league plagued by inconsistencies
Al Wahda, with Mosimane as coach, currently occupies the sixth position in the league standings, having won three of their six matches.
However, the start of Mosimane’s tenure has been rocky, with four losses in his first nine official matches, sparking speculation about his future with the club.
Efforts to reach Moira Tlagale, Mosimane’s wife and agent, for comment were unsuccessful, and Al Wahda has yet to issue a statement regarding his health status.
Additionally, Mosimane was notably absent from the team’s latest training video released on social media.
Questions about Mosimane’s ongoing role with Al Wahda persist, particularly in light of a challenging start to his tenure. Despite securing a victory against Kalba, the pressure on his position as head coach seems to remain intense.
The broader implications of Mosimane’s hospitalisation for his career are yet to be seen, as the sports community awaits further updates on his condition and potential resumption of coaching duties.