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Coach Pitso Completes Gift Handover with Mzansi Football Icon

Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane recently completed his gift-bearing quest, with the legendary Jomo Sono being the final stop. Check it out!

To see Sono receiving his gift from coach Pitso, scroll through the gallery above

What’s the story?

PSL clubs and top figures were recently at the receiving end of gift packages sent by the ex-Mamelodi Sundowns mentor, with teams from TS Galaxy to Cape Town City acknowledged by the successful coach.

According to Jingles, his bearing of gifts was a gesture of thanks to those who had a big impact on his career and also, South African football as a whole.

Mosimane revealed collaborations with brands such as Black Rose Gin, Mofaya energy drinks and A9D Activewear, as they contributed their products as part of the gift package, with it also including a framed Ahly jersey.

That being said, Sono was the last person to be gifted with the package, as seen in a heartfelt tribute on Mosimane’s Instagram account.

Final Handover

Mosimane said, “Our final gift handover for #PitsowaLeboga had to be big. Coach Pitso requested that we honour the football legend, Chairman Jomo Sono of Jomo Cosmos F.C.

Mr Sono discovered Coach Pitso’s football talent when he was still playing as a young man. Together with Mr Stanley “Bra Stan” “Screamer” Tshabalala, Coach Pitso’s professional football career was launched. This is the epitome of humble beginnings.”

A Contribution To Football

“Coach Pitso also wanted to thank Chairman Sono for his contribution to the football industry as he is known for his eye that identifies talented players and his football development capabilities. Coach Pitso reflects as to where his life would be had he not been identified by Mr Sono.

The photograph on the bottom right consists of the 1982 Jomo Cosmos FC team which was the only Cosmos team that won the PSL (NSL at the time). Playing alongside Mr Sono is an honour that Coach Pitso will always cherish.

Truly, Pitso wa leboga Mr Sono, your role can never be replaced.”

To see Sono receiving his gift from coach Pitso, scroll through the gallery above

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