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Pitso Mosimane is coming home!

Legendary South African coach, Pitso Mosimane will be back on South African soil to be honoured by UJ for his contribution to sports.

27-03-24 08:13
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Reports say the Pitso Mosimane dream to Naturena is over. Photo: (@DFA/Twitter)

What a career. Pitso Mosimane has sealed another legendary accolade. This time it is from the University of Johannesburg (UJ).


We can’t say this is surprising.

The Kagiso-born coach is the greatest in Premier Soccer League history and the best in Africa. Pitso Mosimane is the only coach with five DStv Premiership trophies. The greats such as Ted DumitruGordon Igesund and Gavin Hunt all have four each. Additionally, the 59-year-old Pitso Mosimane is the only coach in African history to win three CAF Champions League titles. He holds a total of 20 trophies in 23 years as a coach.

The University of Johannesburg has given credit where it is due. The institution has recognised Pitso Mosimane with an Honorary Doctorate for his career. The former Bafana Bafana coach is expected to arrive in South Africa on 25th July for the official event.

 “I’m grateful to the University of Johannesburg for choosing to recognise and celebrate my career in such a way. I have, and always will be, a student of our beautiful game,” the former Mamelodi Sundowns coach said.

“I’ve won many trophies and awards during my career, but I never thought an accolade such as an Honorary Doctorate was within my reach as a football coach. I am thankful to the leadership at the University of Johannesburg for this recognition.”

Pitso Mosimane concluded to say: “This achievement would not be possible without the people who have contributed to my journey, including players, coaches, football administrators, media, my supporters, and the support from the general public in South Africa, the African continent, and the Gulf region.”


Egyptian Premier League

  • 2019/20 –  Al Ahly

Egyptian Cup Winner

  • 2019/20 – Al Ahly

Saudi Arabian second-tier champion

  • 2022/23 – Al-Ahli Saudi

DStv Premiership 

  • 2019/20 – Mamelodi Sundowns 
  • 2018/19 – Mamelodi Sundowns
  • 2017/18 – Mamelodi Sundowns 
  • 2015/16 – Mamelodi Sundowns
  • 2013/14 – Mamelodi Sundowns 

Telkom Knockout

  • 2019/20 – Mamelodi Sundowns
  • 2015/16 – Mamelodi Sundowns 
  • 2004 (Coca Cola Cup) – SuperSport United


  • 2004 – SuperSport.


  • 2019/20 – Mamelodi Sundowns
  • 2014/15 – Mamelodi Sundowns


  • 20/21- Al Ahly
  • 2018/19- Al Ahly
  • 2015/16 – Mamelodi Sundowns

CAF Super Cup Winner

  • 2021/22 – Al Ahly 
  • 2020/21 – Al Ahly
  • 2016/17 – Mamelodi Sundowns FC.

Other local football figures with honouray doctorates:

  1. Dr Patrice Motsepe
  2. Dr Kaizer Motaung
  3. Dr Irvin Khoza
  4. Dr Danny Jordaan
  5. Dr Ephraim Sono.

Meanwhile, Mosimane is working in Saudi Arabia. The former Sundowns tactician joined Abha Club in February. He signed a four-month deal with the mission to save the club from relegation.

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