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Al Ahly To Double Pitso’s Downs Salary?

Siya sources have suggested Pitso Mosimane could double his wages at Al Ahly should the move materialise in the coming days.

Read: The Biggest Hurdle In Pitso's Downs Exit! 

News of ‘Jingles’ resigning from Mamelodi Sundowns emerged in local media on Wednesday morning and it was thought at the time the former Bafana Bafana coach had already met with president Patrice Motsepe to formally ask to leave the Tshwane outfit. The Downs owner has since issued a statement giving Mosimane his blessings, and the coach has also confirmed via a statement that he is leaving the club. 

Furthermore, indications from sources is that Al Ahly have already tabled a lucrative offer for the coach, which would double his Downs salary of R1-million per month.

Mosimane signed a bumper new deal at Chloorkop in May, agreeing to a four-year contract that effectively made him the highest paid coach in South Africa.

The fact that he has won five league titles and a CAF Champions League trophy in nearly eight years at Chloorkop has also made him a household name on the continent.

Read: Insiders Confirm Pitso's Downs Resignation

According to insiders close to development of his likely move to Al Ahly, the Egyptians have offered Mosimane a two-year contract worth about 120 000 USD, which is around R2-million a month at the current exchange rate.

But they will also have to pay compensation to Sundowns for Mosimane to be released from what is obviously a binding contract.

Downs have yet to release an official statement despite the news having become a talking point in Egypt already following the decision by the club hierarchy to sack their Swiss coach Rene Weiler, after just a season in Cairo.   

Story by @superjourno

Update: The story was updated following confirmation from the club that Mosimane is leaving. 

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