Kaizer Chiefs Pitso Mosimane

Pitso Mosimane during his final season with Al Ahly in Egypt. Image: @cafonline/X

Kaizer Chiefs target Pitso made R88 million by 2023?

Africa Zone Facts has made a claim: Kaizer Chiefs target Pitso Mosimane made around R88 million at Al Wahda, AL Ahly, and Al Ahli Saudi FC since 2020.

Kaizer Chiefs Pitso Mosimane

Pitso Mosimane during his final season with Al Ahly in Egypt. Image: @cafonline/X

According to Africa Zone Facts, Kaizer Chiefs’ target Pitso Mosimane has made around R88 million. The top dollar was earned at Al Ahly in Egypt, Al Ahli Saudi FC in Saudi Arabia and Al Wahda in the United Arab Emirates from 2020 to 2023.

Amakhosi supporters believe he has made enough money to come back home.

HOW KAIZER CHIEFS TARGET PITSO MOSIMANE MADE MILLIONS

According to the popular X account with over 1 million followers, Mosimane was paid $1.44 million per year by Al Ahly from [October] 2020 to [June] 2022. The next pay check was a total $1.666 million at Al Ahli Saudi FC between [September] 2022 to [June] 2023. Al Wahda in the United Arab Emirates later paid the reported Kaizer Chiefs target $368,000 per month from June [July] to November 2023. Converting the earnings to the South African Rand, Mosimane has made roughly R88 million. This excludes his current earnings at Abha Club, where he has been working since January 2024.

MOVE TO AMAKHOSI?

Most Kaizer Chiefs supporters stood up when they heard this last Wednesday. Morgan Mammila said Mosimane is coming back to the DStv Premiership. Let’s have a look at why Amakhosi are the most likely destination.

Chippa’s Technical Director, Mammila, went on X on Tuesday night. He announced that Mosimane is returning to the local league in 2024/25 but did not reveal to which club. “Can’t wait for the start of the DSTV Premiership 2024/2025 season wesho David Mogashoa [Moroka Swallows chairman and close friend],” Mammila said on X. The Boss @TheRealPitso [Pitso Mosimane] is back. 😅 He is coming back home, and he will say this [“some people have been getting all these benefits”].

Though Mosimane is currently engaged with Abhha Club in Saudi Arabia, his contract situation supports Mammila’s claim. The former Mamelodi SundownsBafana Bafana, and Al Ahly coach signed a four-month deal with Abha. The contract started in February, meaning it will expire in May. The same month will be the end of the season in Saudi Arabia and the DStv Premiership.

WHY KAIZER CHIEFS?

Considering Mosimane’s profile, ambitions and his decision to declare interest to coach Kaizer Chiefs on national television, Naturena is the most likely destination next season.

The Soweto Giants’ founder and chairman, Kaizer Motaung, previously confirmed the club’s search for a new coach. “I cannot say at the moment how many CVs are on the table, but process is taking place,” the Kaizer Chiefs chairman said via SportsLIVE with BBK in December 2023. “We haven’t embarked on talking to anybody at the moment, but we have put a process is in place for us to deal with new coach that we want to bring in because, as you said, Mr Johnson is just an interim coach at the moment,” the Amakhosi icon concluded.

Kaizer Chiefs Motaung Coach
Kaizer Chiefs Sporting Director Kaizer Motaung Jnr and the club Football Manager, Bobby Motaung. Image: BackpagePix.

Mosimane later went on television to reveal his ambitions to coach the mighty Kaizer Chiefs. “We should respect the brand, it is a big brand,” Mosimane said on SuperSport TV’s Soccer Africa.

“…When Chiefs play, I go to grandstand and watch. I don’t need that…If it is meant to be, it will be there. I declare to you officially on TV. I am here. I am available; I’m a professional coach. If it has to be, it will be. Do I want to coach Kaizer Chiefs? Why not? Why not coach Kaizer Chiefs? Why not?” Mosimane concluded.

Meanwhile, Mosimane is among seven coaches currently linked with the Glamour Boys. The list includes popular candidates like Benni McCarthy and Nasreddine Nabi.

According to the most recent reports, the former NigeriaFC Porto, and Sporting Lisbon coach Jose Peseiro is a leading favourite to coach Chiefs next term. Recent reports said Amakhosi’s management requested to meet his agent.

Another leading name is the Tunsinian Nabi. The former Young Africans coach narrowly came close to joining Amakhosi in June 2023. The two parties failed to agree on negotiations regarding Nabi’s assistants. Chiefs declined to part ways with some of the club’s existing technical team members. Meanwhile, Nabi joined AS FAR in Morocco, where he is leading the log table with four points with six games remaining.

South African football legend McCarthy is also in the mix. Reports say his contract with Manchester United ends in June and will not be renewed.

Full list of coaches linked with Amakhosi:

  1. Jose Peseiro – Portugal
  2. Nasreddine Nabi – Tunisia
  3. Pitso Mosimane – South Africa
  4. Raul Caneda – Spain
  5. Benni Mccarthy – South Africa
  6. Vanderlei Luxemburgo – Brazil
  7. Alexander Gallo – Brazil.

For now, Kaizer Chiefs are focused on their upcoming DStv Premiership fixture. Cavin Johnson’s side will travel to KwaZulu Natal to take on Richards Bay. The game will be at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Sunday, 21 April at 15:00.