The suspense has been palpable over the last few days as Pitso Mosimane in conjunction with his agency, MT Sports Marketing and Management have been promising a 'big announcement' and now the cat is finally out the bag.
Fans have been left guessing as to what the Al Ahly coach and MT Sports' MD Moira Thlagale were set to announce.
Now, on Wednesday in an official statement, MT Sports announced that the Pitso Mosimane Soccer Schools is set to launch this year.
The project has been in the pipeline from Mosimane’s time as Mamelodi Sundowns head coach and was understood to have formed part of protracted contract negotiations back in 2020, although it never materialized as ‘Jingles’ sealed a move to Al Ahly shortly thereafter.
“The Pitso Mosimane Soccer Schools are part of Coach Pitso’s legacy of not only creating the player of tomorrow but also ensuring that he contributes towards football in South Africa for it to go back to the level of excellence that we know it to be, and most importantly reaching new heights,” says Moira Tlhagale, Managing Director of MT Sports Marketing and Management,” the statement read in part.
“The aim of the Pitso Mosimane Soccer Schools is to develop a football programme that will have a holistic approach to growing a player both on and off the field. The player of tomorrow will be balanced academically, socially, and most importantly, technically.
“Key elements that form part of the PMSS programme is to ensure the employment of the right calibre of coaches; adherence to a specified development plan and ensuring the environment that the players are in is safe and encouraged to thrive,” shared Keletso Totlhanyo, General Manager of MT Sports Marketing and Management.