Pitso Mosimane Confirms Departure From Sundowns
Pitso Mosimane has confirmed his departure from South Africa’s PSL champions Mamelodi Sundowns amid reports he will be joining Egyptian giants Al Ahly.
In a public statement, Mosimane mentioned that he had accepted an offer to join “an international team” but would not specify which one. Reads the statement in part:
It is with a sense of pain and sadness that I announce my departure from Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club. I have accepted an offer to join an international team.
Mamelodi Sundowns has been my family for almost eight years. The President Dr Patrice Motsepe has been like a father to me. He has been a mentor, a friend, a supporter and a confidante. I could never quit him or Mamelodi Sundowns. I am only going away to carry the spirit of the Yellow Nation with me.
From the deepest of my heart, I am so grateful that the president has blessed my move. I did not expect less from a man who has been so good and generous to me. He is the kind of leader any family, company, team and indeed any country needs. I have been privileged to drink from his well of wisdom.
I leave this family knowing that our bond is unbreakable and hoping that with the passage of time, our paths would come together again. This is not a divorce. We shall remain bonded forever. After winning five league titles with Mamelodi Sundowns – the 10th for the club – how can a man ever find it easy to say goodbye to his home? How can I say goodbye to the family, the board, the supporters and the fans?
Mosimane spent almost eight illustrious years with Masandawana. During his tenure, the Brazilians for the first time in its history won the CAF Champions League.