Pitso Mosimane sends message to Pirates troops
Al Wahda and former Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane sends a special message to Orlando Pirates troops regarding passion.
Former Mamelodi Sundowns and current Al Wahda coach Pitso Mosimane sends a special message to Orlando Pirates troops regarding passion for the game.
Mosimane urges the current Pirates squad to focus on wearing the Ghost badge with pride as he reflected on his stint at Orlando Stadium – reports Sunday World.
This comes after a multi-purpose sports court facility at Lofentse Girls High School in Orlando East, Soweto was named after the former Sundowns and Al Wahda mentor.
Dubbed a serial winner of note, Mosimane remains the most successful; coach in South African football as he claimed the lucrative CAF Champions League title with Sundowns.
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Going by the nickname of “Jingles” in football circles, Mosimane is not only known as one of the best in Mzansi but he is in the African continent.
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After leaving Sundowns in 2021, he took over Egyptian giants Al Ahly where he continued to win titles including the Champions League, and led the team at the FIFA Club World Cup.
“I want to say to Orlando Pirates football players, I was wearing the jersey you are wearing. I come from this township, and I made my debut in the PSL in the stadium [Orlando Stadium] where you play,” Mosimane said.
“There are endless opportunities that I never thought playing football would ever give me such as sitting at a table with Ministers, MEC’s, the Premier [Panyaza Lesufi] and addressing people because of football.
“Sports changes lives and I don’t know where my life would be if I didn’t follow football. Life would have been different and here I am today.
“So, it’s the choices you make; you decide what you do, and lay on the bed that you make.”
PITSO MOSIMANE URGES PIRATES PLAYERS TO HAVE PASSION
Currently in charge of Al Wahda in the United Arab Emirates, Mosimane is looking to continue winning trophies as he makes his debut in the UAE.
“You can’t just expect favours and I hope that you understand that you’re not playing football for the sake of playing football,’ he added.
“This is more than the money because the money we have we spend. This sports facility is another level – it’s priceless.”
As things stand, the former Bafana Bafana coach oversaw their match against Emirates in the UAE League Cup and they won the tie with a convincing 8-0 aggregate score.