OFFICIAL: Al Ahly announce Pitso Mosimane | VIDEO
South African coach Pitso Mosimane has been appointed as Al Ahly manager following the sudden departure of René Weiler.
Weiler has left his role at Al Ahly following the Reds’ game against El-Tersana in the Egypt Cup, ending his one-year stint in Cairo.
The Swiss man refused to extend his contract due to personal reasons related to his family which made Al Ahly’s board make a quick decision in appointing Pitso Mosimane.
Who is Mosimane ?
Mosimane is considered one of the most prominent head coaches within the African continent as he led Mamelodi Sundowns to 10 championships during eight years in charge of the club.
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He most famously guided them to the 2016 CAF Champions League, when they beat Al Ahly’s rivals Zamalek in the final, as well as the CAF Super Cup.
Five South African league titles, two South African Cups, and a Nedbank cup are also among the championships he accomplished with Sundowns.
Despite signing a new four-year contract extension with the South African giants he decided to step down from his position to take his first job outside of his home country.
Mamelodi Sundowns could be dealt with a number of blows should Pitso Mosimane come knocking for some of his former stars while Kaizer Chiefs are not safe as well. The defending PSL champions are undoubtedly one of Africa’s wealthiest teams however, the financial muscle that Al Ahly posses when it comes to transfers is unparalleled on the continent.
Pitso Mosimane is set to be given the necessary funds to rope in the players of his choice and a number of his former players are likely to sit at the top of his wishlist.