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Mosimane speaks to fellow coaches in Saudi Arabia: Image via @TheRealPisto

Mosimane to Saudi Arabia tv: Don’t judge based on nationality

Coach Pitso Mosimane has once again, in Saudi Arabia, slammed those who undermine African coaches based on their nationality.

Mosimane to Saudi Arabia tv: D

Mosimane speaks to fellow coaches in Saudi Arabia: Image via @TheRealPisto

Saudi Arabia first division championship winner Pitso Mosimane has slammed the tendency to underrate African coaches. The former Al Ahli Saudi coach bemoaned those who judge African coaches based on their nationality. of Egypt has quoted the Saudi Arabia First Division winner as having granted SCC an interview. The former Al Wahda trainer said he should be rated based on his performance.

What the Saudi Arabia based coach told the press

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“A coach should not be judged by their nationality but by their achievements. I have faced coaches from Europe and South America and achieved victories over them,” he told SCC. “There is no difference between an African coach and a Latin one. It depends on competence, perseverance, and effort.”

The Saudi Arabia-based Mosimane cited fellow African coaches Hassan Shehata and Walid Regragui as performers. Shehata led the Pharaohs to their finest moment of glory. Under him, Egypt dominated the Africa Cup of Nations titles for many years. Regragui, too, steered the Atlas Lions to a fourth-place finish at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Such accomplishments, Mosimane noted, prove that Africans can deliver the goods.

The Saudi Arabia title winner has issues with treatment of coaches

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“Egypt is the most successful team in the Africa Cup of Nations, achieving that with my friend Hassan Shehata. We have seen many European coaches fail with Egypt. The success came with an Egyptian coach, Hassan Shehata,” the South African said. The Abha Club mentor has in the past bemoaned the reluctance of European football clubs to hire African coaches. Speaking to Saudi Arabia television channel SCC, the 59-year-old repeated that stance on Thursday.  He guided Al Ahli Saudi to the second-tier league title last year.

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Using his pedigree to make his strong case

The Saudi Arabia First Division championship glory came after nearly two trophy-laden years with Al Ahly in Egypt. The former Mamelodi Sundowns boss bagged two CAF Champions League titles (2020 and 2021) with the Club of the Century. Additionally, his tenure with the Reds produced two FIFA Club World Cup bronze medals. Previously, the Egyptian Premier League giants had gone seven years without winning the continental league championship. All that changed when the man they call Jingles joined the club.

Starting all over again at Abha Club

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A move to Egypt was premised on his 2016 CAF Champions League exploits with Masandawana. He left Al Ahly last year for a breather before moving to Al Ahli Saudi.  Months later a stint with Al Wahda in the United Arab Emirates followed before the latest offer at Abha Club came. Mosimane begun his reign when Abha Club took on Al Taawoun on Thursday.