Pitso Mosimane has confirmed his exit from Mamelodi Sundowns after reports emerged that he had taken up the head coach job at Egyptian giants Al Ahly.
The 56-year-old led the Tshwane outfit to a domestic treble in the recently-concluded season, adding to his impressive collection of silverware which includes the highly-coveted Caf Champions League title in 2016.
Pitso Mosimane confirms departure from Sundowns
After it had emerged that the Cairo-based club had successfully put an end to his eight-year tenure at Chloorkop, the news was confirmed on Wednesday afternoon.
In a statement published on the official Sundowns website, club president Dr Patrice Motsepe voiced his approval for Mosimane’s departure.
The mining mogul said he had been aware of discussions between the former Bafana mentor and Al Ahly.
“I have on several occasions over the past few years expressed my support for Pitso Mosimane leaving Sundowns to coach in North Africa or Europe or Bafana Bafana. Football players and coaches have at times an uncertain and inconsistent future and must pursue new opportunities where they may grow and receive greater remuneration.
“I have received a warm and emotional note from Pitso and am very proud of his achievements at Mamelodi Sundowns.”
Dr Patrice Motsepe
Pitso bids farewell
Soon after the announcement was made, Mosimane also broke his silence, issuing out a heartfelt letter to the club and its supporters.
“It is with a sense of pain and sadness that I announce my departure from Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club. I have accepted an offer to join an international team‚” Mosimane said.
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