Phakaaathi Reporter
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16 Oct 2017
10:40 am

Motsepe wants Pitso to be the Alex Ferguson of Sundowns

Phakaaathi Reporter

Mamelodi Sundowns president Patrice Motsepe wants coach Pitso Mosimane to become the Sir Alex Ferguson of the club.

Patrice Motsepe with Pitso Mosimane during the Mamelodi Sundowns media briefing at Hyundai Head Office. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)

Ferguson spent 26 years as coach of Manchester United where he won 38 trophies including two UEFA Champions League titles.

And with Mosimane approaching five years as coach of the Brazilians, having joined them in December 2, 2012, Motsepe wants the former Bafana Bafana coach to stay for many more years at his club.

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“I would like Pitso to be… I don’t want to say Arsene Wenger because Arsene Wenger has challenges.

“I would like him to be the Alex Ferguson of Mamelodi Sundowns. … in South Africa, I’d like him to be the Alex Ferguson of South African football,” Motsepe told the media.

“There is nothing that will please me more personally than for Pitso to spent many‚ many years at Mamelodi Sundowns.

“Of course‚ it starts with me, because outside of football I am employed by many companies and I have to perform and do well in those companies.

“There is also a realisation that the longer a person is in a position‚ the greater the consistency and experience. That’s when a club can really reap the benefits of the experience.”

With Sundowns having been bundled out of the Caf Champions League by Wydad Casablanca Motsepe said he was not saddened because the Brazilians have another crack next season.

“They said to me I must remember they will be back in the tournament in a few months’ time‚ but Africa for us is very important.

“Of course the league is important but you have to look at South African football in the context of its global competitiveness.

“I always say that there are about eight to ten clubs in this country that could not just compete in Africa in my view but I think they could win the Champions League,” concluded Motsepe.

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