Pitso Mosimane wrote his name into the history books when he recently won his second CAF Champions League title. The 56-year-old has credited his former team Mamelodi Sundowns for the historic win.
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Mosimane became only the third coach to lift the CAF Champions League title with two clubs, joining the likes of Mahmoud El Gohary and Oscar Fullone.
However, despite receiving all the plaudits for delivering Al Ahly their first Champions League trophy in seven years, ‘Jingles’ has attributed his achievement to the club where he spent eight successful years.
“Masandawana. We call them Masandawana, we have a lot of history together, eight years, lots of trophies together, lots of songs, lots of banners and flags. They are special to me those ones. I am here because of them. If it was not for Mamelodi Sundowns I would not be here, so I’m thankful to the supporters and thankful to the team. I’m thankful to the president of Mamelodi Sundowns, he gave me the opportunity to be here, but I also worked hard for it, I’ve earned it, it was not a free passage,” Mosimane told CAF Media in an interview.
“You would not be here if you don’t defeat Zamalek in a cup final, you would not be here if you don’t beat Ahly 5-0, so I’ve also done my work to be here so, I’m humbled, I’m happy to be Ahly coach. It’s a special club, it’s a big club,” Mosimane explained.
Mosimane has taken a huge step towards crowning off the year with an impressive treble by booking a place in the final of the Egyptian Cup, after overcoming Al-Ittihad in the semi-finals on Tuesday.