Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane has shared his next big ambition in his coaching career.
The 2016 CAF African Coach of the Year and four-time Absa Premiership winner has firmly set his sights on coaching players to progress to the very highest level of the game.
With South Africa currently having footballers in France but none in the other top four leagues in the world, Mosimane has challenged himself to change that.
“I need a player in that space. Look at the Moroccans at Ajax all the time. Look at the Senegalese [players] all the time. I think I need to go build a player for the World Cup. I want Bafana to go to the World Cup, not go to the World Cup and come out of the group stages,” Mosimane told Kick Off.
Mosimane celebrating his fourth league title in Bethlehem on 12 May.
“I need a player at Ajax, I need a player to play for Liverpool, I need a player to play for Juve. Why not for South Africans? It’s possible, so that’s my next chapter.”
The former Bafana Bafana coach concluded the chat by explaining his intimate understanding of what it takes to cut it at the top level.
“I played football in Europe and I know how I survived and I know where I lacked. I’ve seen Steven Pienaar at the highest level, in the Champions League and I know how he survived, and I know what he lacked. I’ve seen Benni, he won the Champions League and I’ve seen him in Bafana, where we relied only on him,” concluded the man known as ‘Jingles.’
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