Did Jingles’ achievements at Mamelodi Sundowns matter for Crimson Devils followers when he moved to Egypt?
Pitso Mosimane has made historical past and already loved success since becoming a member of Egyptian giants Al-Ahly final season.
The pinnacle coach loved nice success in South Africa, however how a lot did these earlier achievements matter to followers of his new membership?
This was the recent matter on the agenda within the African Soccer HQ podcast this week, as Malek Shafei gave Ed Dove some perception on the Egyptian standpoint on Mosimane’s historic appointment.
The 56-year-old has achieved legendary standing in South Africa attributable to his achievements, accolades and accomplishments.
Following a modest enjoying profession, Mosimane went on to realize immense success as a supervisor, first with SuperSport United and subsequently with Sundowns.
With the Brazilians, Mosimane clinched 5 home titles between 2014 and 2020, establishing Sundowns as South Africa’s dominant membership, and likewise received each the Nedbank Cup and the Telkom Knockout.
Critically, he additionally guided Sundowns to the Caf Champions League title—solely the second South African aspect to win Africa’s prime prize—as they conquered the continent in 2016.
That was adopted up by the Caf Tremendous Cup in 2017, whereas Mosimane’s time at Sundowns resulted in 5 PSL Coach of the Season awards.
Based on Shafei, nonetheless, this all mattered little to Ahly followers. As an alternative, it was Sundowns’ 5-1 victory over the Crimson Devils within the 2018-19 Champions League which ensured he obtained a heat welcome when he grew to become the Egyptians’ first black sub-Saharan African head coach of their 113-year historical past.
Since arriving in Cairo, Mosimane has maintained Ahly’s success, overseeing an in depth undefeated run on the membership earlier than they had been ultimately crushed by Bayern Munich within the Membership World Cup.
He clinched the Egyptian Premier League, the Egyptian Cup and the Caf Champions League—with Ahly defeating everlasting rivals SC Zamalek within the last—final time period, and likewise completed third within the CWC.
Whereas Ahly just lately suffered a shock defeat by Tanzania’s Simba within the Caf CL final month, Mosimane had accrued enough credit score with the membership’s followers to fend off any backlash.
Ahly followers are definitely enamoured by their new head coach, even when his achievements within the PSL have little bearing on their admiration.