Former Al Ahly and Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has reacted to outrage over him being “snubbed” for Caf Coach of the Year.
Despite taking Al Ahly to their third Caf Champions League in three season and finishing third at the Fifa Club World Cup, Mosimane was not included on the final shortlist for the prestigious award.
Instead the award will be contested by Aliou Cisse (Senegal), Carlos Queiroz (Egypt), and Walid Regragui (Wydad Athletic Club). Al Ahly did score a nomination for Club of the Year.
Responding to one fan's complaint about Mosimane not being on the list, the SA-born coach sarcastically claimed it was a lesson for him to “do better”.
“Honestly, I should do better. I can’t expect to be bronze (Fifa Club World Cup), silver (CAF CL) medallist and win. But my daughter already gave me an award for winning the same Fifa bronze & CAF Super Cup and Champions League (2x in a row, nogal) in the absence of Caf awards,” he said.
He said he was not fazed by his exclusion, as long as Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis is given her flowers.