Pitso Mosimane Reacts to Calls from Chiefs Fans for His PSL Comeback
Former Mamelodi Sundowns coach, Pitso Mosimane, has responded to the fervent calls from Kaizer Chiefs fans urging his arrival at Naturena.
Mosimane’s future at Al Ahli Saudi FC has become uncertain, despite his success in leading the club to victory in the Saudi Pro League and clinching the Yelo League title.
Speculations indicate that the club’s management is inclined towards appointing a European coach for the upcoming 2023/24 season, as they allegedly chose not to activate a one-year extension clause in Mosimane’s contract.
However, Mosimane asserts that the one-year clause was automatically triggered upon his promotion. Moreover, he disclosed that he and his technical team have not received their salaries since January.
While these circumstances suggest a potential separation between Mosimane and his current club, the focus now turns to the rumors connecting him to a move to Naturena.
When questioned about this speculation, Mosimane replied to Skepe Matsebane on POWERSportExtra, stating, “No, they haven’t said anything. Ask my agent, my agent has never informed me about Kaizer Chiefs. They informed me about a few things at this point in time.”
Nevertheless, Mosimane was probed further about the possibility of returning home to South Africa. He responded, “Anything is possible, you can’t be surprised.
“I like projects. If there is a project, if someone has a vision of how they want it and I have my way to say, ‘It can go like this, it can go step one, step two, step three…”
When specifically asked if he would be interested in a “project” from Chiefs, Mosimane clarified that they hadn’t presented him with such an opportunity.
He added, “I don’t know, we will have to see. We have to think first. You also have to know it’s not easy to come back to Africa. Because sometimes you want to win trophies, you want to win the Champions League with another team, you want to win trophies in North Africa.”
Mosimane expressed his long-standing desire to work in North Africa, particularly in Morocco, and his recent venture in Asia.
He stated that Africa, at present, does not excite him as a project because he wonders what he would have to win if he were to return. However, he emphasized that it ultimately depends on the vision presented to him.
In the meantime, Kaizer Chiefs are reported to have evaluated their 2022/23 campaign, which marked Arthur Zwane’s debut season as head coach.
As of now, the club has not made any official announcements regarding potential changes in the technical team, leading to the expectation that Zwane will continue in his role.