Since joining Mamelodi Sundowns, it must be pointed out how head coach Pitso Mosimane has matured. During his days as Bafana Bafana's manager, many supporters had a love-hate relationship with "Jingles", and these days he seems to be a coach who is more appreciative of the work done by his colleagues.
Mosimane turned Sundowns into a well-oiled machine, displaying beautiful football on the field and sending shivers down the spines of their opponents. There was a stage when Pitso took all the credit for the positive results and even suggested that his players should run to him when they scored a goal! Somewhat selfish, I must say. But today, we see him praising his technical team as well as his players before he even mentions his name!
It is a proud moment for all football fans to see this evolution right before our eyes and, yes, our Jingles has become a smooth operator at Chloorkop. With his team on the verge of CAF Champions League glory, it just proves how much work has come in from the Kabo Yellow mentor.
It will be interesting to see how he manages to keep his team performing at the highest level as they go into the 2016/17 season, especially as they have not had an off-season. Now that the task lies at the hands of Mosimane, we will wait and keep an eye on whether the Downs clan can hold on to their title…
What do you think of how Pitso has turned into a more mature coach? Also, do you think he will be able to take his team to victory in the CAF Champions League?