Pitso Mosimane Kaizer Chiefs

Pitso Mosimane. Photo: PitsoMosimane/Instagram

Pitso Mosimane makes development plea

Some men will only moan about the struggles of local football, while others like Pitso Mosimane, will take some action.

Pitso Mosimane Kaizer Chiefs

Pitso Mosimane. Photo: PitsoMosimane/Instagram

Al Wahda and former Mamelodi Sundowns coach, Pitso Mosimane has fully delivered on his promise: his soccer academy has been officially launched for operation.

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As reported via social media last week, the Pitso Mosimane Soccer Schools, in partnership with Curro, was officially launched in Mzansi.

“We get the coaches from SAFA, from the CAF D license course, SAFA develop those coaches, but when they come to us they go into my other programme of now specialising in the PMSS philosophy,” he said during the launch.

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“So we’re aligned with SAFA. This is not something that is on the other side, we’re enhancing the programme,” Mosimane added.

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During a subsequent interview with Mahlatse Mphahele, Pitso Mosimane said it is time to move on from buts and excuses.

WHAT WAS SAID: “Having players as a coach and saying this player is very good but had he had this or that he could have been better and sometimes you want to take a little bit from different players and want to put it one player,” Mosimane said as quoted Prime Sports with Mahlatse.

“We need a fully developed product that can represent us internationally for a very long time. For example, Pienaar, McCarthy, Shaun Bartlett, they have done well. We used to have players everywhere across Europe. We had a player at Blackburn Rovers, Fulham, Ajax Amsterdam, Tottenham Hotspur, Borussia Dortmund and other teams, but what happened?

“It is my challenge to see what we can do better to have a player who qualifies to that level. We research and see where they lack. It is all about a developmental program. We don’t develop them the proper way.

“Look at the School of Excellence, it has produced a lot of Bafana Bafana players. If we follow the same path, we are bound to get to the right thing but how do we make it better?

“How do they develop players in Europe? What is it that they are doing? I then realized that there is age-appropriate training, there is attention to the size of the ball, the size of the pitch, the amount of time you focus on because you can’t put everything on an 8-year-old. The parents don’t know much and they will think that as a coach, you know better but are actually doing it wrong,” Pitso Mosimane concluded.

Pitso Mosimane Al Wahda
A champion with Al Ahly Saudi FC. Image Source: (@Radio2000/Twitter).

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