President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the ABC Mostepe Foundation, Patrice Motsepe has made an offer to financially back the return of Pitso Mosimane to lead Bafana Bafana.
Mosimane is a former Bafana assistant coach, having deputised for Carlos Alberto Perreira and Joel Santana prior to and during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, before subsequently taking over the head coach role until 2012.
He has since gone on to record huge successes with local club Mamelodi Sundowns and Egyptian powerhouses Al Ahly, making a name for himself as the most successful South African tactician after winning a record three CAF Champions League titles and two FIFA Club World Cup bronze medals.
Speaking at the Annual General Meeting of the South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) on Saturday morning, Motsepe said he would even be willing to assist with the former Al Ahly coach’s package should the South African Football Association need.
“Of course, my favourite coach… I love Pitso [Mosimane], I will always love Pitso, he’s got a special place in my heart and I wish him well,” Mostepe said during his address to journalists in attendance.
“I wish he could coach Bafana Bafana, I’ll get the Motsepe Foundation to subsidise his salary.”
Asked whether the coach is that expensive, he responded: “I think he’s quality, and quality should not come cheaply.”
⚽️ PITSO FOR BAFANA ⚽️
— SABC Sport (@SABC_Sport) June 27, 2022
By Velile Mnyandu