Pitso on Sundowns arrival & departure

Premiership

Pitso Mosimane has shared some more details surrounding both his arrival and departure from Mamelodi Sundowns.

Mosimane took charge of DStv Premiership giants Mamelodi Sundowns in December 2012 and went on to oversee the most successful era in the club's history over the next eight years.

During his time at the helm, the former Bafana Bafana coach won five league titles as well as the club's first-ever CAF Champions League crown in 2016, to go with at least four other major trophies. 

"After my departure from leading the South Africa national team in 2012, I stayed away from training for a year and went to study in Germany," Mosimane said during an interview with SABC News.

"Sundowns spoke to me and I told them that I wanted to move away for a bit. But the third time they insisted that I come and I agreed."

Mosimane departed Chloorkop in September last year after being courted by Egyptian juggernauts Al Ahly, but looks back fondly on his time with Masandawana.

"Even after my departure, Sundowns is performing well," he added. "The club president [Patrice Motsepe] left to become the president of the Confederation of African Football, and I left to lead the biggest team in the continent, Al Ahly, the African Club of the Century.

"It was not easy, but we won the African Champions League and won the league five times, and we helped the team to reach very high levels by participating in the Club World Cup and the African Super Cup..."

Mosimane's Al Ahly are currently home to Percy Tau, one of 20 SA internationals playing abroad

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