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EDITORIAL | Trophies or not, it seems Mosimane can’t win


EDITORIAL | Trophies or not, it seems Mosimane can’t win

He won the Caf Champions League three times with two different clubs, yet many in SA find reasons for dissatisfaction


Many South Africans, so keen can we be to shoot down our own, predicted Pitso Mosimane would not last six months when he joined Al Ahly.

Now that he has left after 21 months, many say that was not long enough. In Egypt, 21 months is a lifetime for a football coach to lead the giants, Al Ahly and Zamalek.

Egypt’s population is 100-million, and 70-million are reputed to be Al Ahly supporters. The scale of everything when coaching a club like the Red Devils is bigger than anything in SA. The club is 115 years old; Orlando Pirates are 85 and Kaizer Chiefs 52, and the top-flight emergence of Mosimane’s old club Mamelodi Sundowns came in the 1980s...

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