Pitso turns down overseas move


Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has confirmed that he has turned down an offer to coach in Qatar.

Mosimane won his fourth Absa Premiership title with the Brazilians over the weekend, beating Free State Stars 1-0 in Bethlehem as Sundowns beat second-placed Orlando Pirates to the crown. By doing so, Mosimane became the first coach to win four league titles with one club.

Despite the chance to earn big money abroad, Mosimane wants to stay at Chloorkop and continue winning titles with the club. He has won a trophy every season with Sundowns since 2013/14.

“Even this week I got a call from Qatar. If it’s about money it’s easy, but I don’t like my CV to be having this club this year and this other club next year,” said Mosimane.

“It’s always good financially, you pocket money because you sign a three-year contract. They sack you after one year and if they don’t pay you, you go to FIFA. You move again and you can do rotation. A lot of guys have made lots of money, but here in South Africa they don’t win but they have made lot of money moving around. Maybe I don’t know the business well and I must look at the business side now."

The former Bafana Bafana coach continued: “But I like to stay where I am. I was seven years at Supersport United. I have six years here [at Sundowns]. I have only coached two teams in the PSL and I spent five years with Bafana Bafana and it was worth it. I went to Bafana Bafana to understand international football.”