Pitso John Hamilton Mosimane is a South African professional football manager and a former player. He is the current manager of UAE Pro League side Al Wahda.
He is considered as one of the greatest coaches in Africa. He is the former coach of Mamelodi Sundowns, SuperSport United, and Al Ahly.
Mosimane started his senior career at Jomo Cosmos, then he played for Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates, before joining Greek club Ionikos to play under coach Nikos Alefantos. He later joined Belgian team KFC Rita Berlaar and Qatari club Al Sadd.
Mosimane was an assistant coach to the under-11 players during his tenure with the Belgian club KFC Rita Berlaar, then he returned to South Africa to coach Mamelodi Sundowns reserves.
Mosimane joined Supersport United as an assistant coach to Bruce Grobbelaar, then he became the head coach from 2001 until 2007, where he finished second in 2001–02 and 2002–03 in the Premier Soccer League.
South Africa national team
Mosimane served as the caretaker coach of the South African national team, nicknamed as Bafana Bafana, for seven games in 2007, prior to the appointment of Carlos Alberto Parreira as head coach of the national team, whom Mosimane served as an assistant coach under during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He also served as assistant to Joel Santana during the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, Parreira’s successor and later predecessor.
On 15 July 2010, Mosimane was named as the new head coach of South Africa and was handed a four-year contract. He won his first game in charge in a 1–0 win over World Cup quarter-finalists Ghana. South Africa failed to qualify for the 2012 African Cup of Nations after Mosimane mistakenly played for a draw in the final qualifier against Sierra Leone, when in fact a victory was required.
In 2012, Mosimane became the manager of Mamelodi Sundowns. He won the 2016 CAF Champions League with Mamelodi Sundowns after defeating Egypt’s Zamalek 3–1 on aggregate making them the 2nd South African side to win it after Orlando Pirates in 1995.
In December 2016, Mosimane was ranked as the 10th best coach in the world for 2016, according to the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS).
On 5 January 2017, Mosimane won the Coach of the Year accolade at the 2016 Glo-CAF awards in Abuja, Nigeria after guiding Mamelodi Sundowns to league glory in 2015–16 and claiming the Telkom Knockout trophy which meant Mosimane stood alone as the only coach to have made a clean sweep of all domestic trophies in the PSL era.
On 6 April 2019, Mosimane led his team Mamelodi Sundowns to a 5–0 win against Egyptian club Al Ahly in the 2018–19 CAF Champions League quarter-finals, in which he won 5–1 on aggregate to reach the semi-finals.
Mosimane is generally regarded as the most successful manager in South African football history, winning five ABSA Premiership titles with Mamelodi Sundowns. In late September 2020, Mosimane resigned as Mamelodi Sundowns coach.
On 30 September 2020, Mosimane was announced to be the head coach of Al Ahly. He was the first non-Egyptian African to manage the club.
On 27 November 2020, Mosimane led Al Ahly to their 9th CAF Champions league title, after winning the 2020 final against their rivals Zamalek, and to qualify to the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup, where they eventually finished in third place after beating Palmeiras on penalties.
On 6 December 2020, he led Al Ahly to win the Egyptian Cup. In May 2021, he guided the football club to win the African Super Cup against RS Berkane in Doha, Qatar.
On 17 July 2021, Al Ahly won their second CAF Champions league title under Mosimane and their 10th in total after a 3–0 win over Kaizer Chiefs in the final.
Rory Smith argued that this eight-month tenure, in which Al Ahly won three trophies, made Mosimane one of the best managers in world football for the year. In December 2021, he won another African Super Cup in Qatar against Raja Casablanca. On 13 June 2022, Al Ahly accepted Mosimane’s request to step down as their manager.
On 25 September 2022, Mosimane was appointed as manager of Saudi Arabian club Al-Ahli Jeddah.
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Teams Coached & Achievements
Pitso Mosimane has had a very successful career over the years. He has bagged many honors and achievements as a football coach. He was named PSL Coach of the Season in the years (2013-2014, 2015-2016, 2017-2018, and 2018-2019). He was also named the CAF Coach Of The Year in 2016.
In 2010, Mosimane won the South African Football Association Coach of the Year. Also, in 2013, he emerged as the Absa Premiership Coach of Quarter Four. As coach of the Mamelodi Sundowns, Mosimane took home trophies at;
• Premier Soccer (2013-2020)
• Nedbank Cup (2014-2015, 2019-2020)
• Telkom Knockout (2015, 2019)
• CAF Champions League (2016)
• CAF Super Cup (2017)
As coach of Al Ahly, he and his team took home trophies at;
• Egypt Cup (2019-2020)
• CAF Champions League (2019-2020, 2020-2021)
• CAF Super Cup (2021 May, 2021 Dec.)
• FIFA Club World Cup (3rd place 2020, 2021)
Salary at Al Ahli
according to several media reports, Mosimane was earning around R3 million per month at Al-Ahli; a salary slightly higher than what he was reported to be getting at Egyptian giants Al Ahly.
Prior to his departure from Al Ahly in June, Mosinane had reportedly agreed a bumper deal worth R2.5 million per month over two years.
Now that he is at the UAE side, Pitso Mosimane is believed to be pocketing around R95 Million per season. That is ± R7.2 Million per month, according to iHarare.com.
Mosimane net worth is currently estimated to be close to R100 MILLION.
According to SportsBrief, Mosimane is currently valued at $5 MILLION which equates to R92 MILLION (R91.8 MILLION).
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