Mosimane hands in resignation, set to take over at Al Ahly

Mosimane hands in resignation, set to take over at Al Ahly
Pitso Mosimane, coach of Mamelodi Sundowns

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Sep 30, 2020. 14:00

Pitso Mosimane has handed in his resignation at Mamelodi Sundowns and will be announced as the new head coach of Al Ahly this week.

According to reports, the 56-year-old will succeed Rene Weiler in Cairo with the Swiss set for a return to Belgium.

Al Ahly president Mohamed El Khatib has been a long-term admirer of Mosimane and is said to have approached the former Bafana Bafana head coach last week after Weiler expressed his desire to leave the Egyptian giants.

Mosimane took over the reins at Chloorkop in December 2012 and has led the club to unprecedented success over the last eight years, including the 2016 Caf Champions League and subsequent Super Cup title.

Sundowns won a domestic treble last season. After winning the Telkom Knockout Cup, the Tshwane giants defended their Absa Premiership title in dramatic fashion before defeating Bloemfontein Celtic in the Nedbank Cup final.

Al Ahly, who clinched a record-extending 42nd Egyptian Premier League title this month, face Wydad Casablanca in the Caf Champions League semi-finals next month.

A source at the club, that did not want to be named, told “Not a rumour – it’s true. Pitso will be the next Al Ahly coach.”

The Red Devils have won a record eight Champions League titles, but haven’t won Africa’s premier club competition since 2013.

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