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Pitso Mosimane: coach reportedly leaves Sundowns, set to join either Al Ahly or Wydad

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Reports coming in from the South Africa’s Premier League indicates that Pitso Mosimane has resigned from his role as Mamelodi Sundowns coach and is preparing to take up a job with North African giants Al Ahly or Wydad Casablanca.

According to different sources, Mosimane has been linked with continental giants Al Ahly of Egypt as well as their bitter rivals in the CAF Champions League Wydad Casablanca of Morocco and has been rumored to be joining one of the two clubs as soon as he is available.

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According to Times Live Mosimane was apparently approached after he delivered Sundowns’ 10th Premiership title on a dramatic final day of the season in which the Brazilians overtook Kaizer Chiefs who had been in the driving seat of the title race all season.

Earlier reports in Egypt seemed to suggest that Al Ahly were interested in Italian Luciano Spalleti, but recent reports seem to suggest otherwise.

In Morocco, there has been a growing anticipation for the former Bafana Bafana coach and it is believed they would do anything in their capacity to have him in their dugout.

Sources in North Africa indicate the two clubs are asking Mosimane to join them for immediately with the desire for success in the CAF African Champions League after showing his credentials in 2016 when he led the Sundowns to the continental knock-out competition success.

If Mosimane joins any of the two clubs, he will be the first black African coach to manage these top North African clubs.

However, Sundowns’ Yogesh Singh insists there is no truth to the matter.

“We have seen these things on the online media about Pitso being linked to Al Ahly. But he has not resigned. This speculation comes because the coach of Al Ahly resigned on Sunday.”

Mosimane, won his fifth league title and is the most-decorated coach in the Premiership with a total of 11 trophies in his eight years at Sundowns.

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