Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has been made to answer on the possibility of taking over Bafana Bafana.
Mosimane has been increasingly tipped to return to the national side following Stuart Baxter’s expected departure. Baxter’s exit out of Bafana will come as no surprise following his reported fallout with SAFA prior AFCON 2019.
Asked if he'd be willing to double-up as a Sundowns and Bafana tactician, Mosimane said he was not sure.
“I have a contract here at Mamelodi Sundowns and I don’t know if I can do both jobs at the same time‚” Mosimane said to Times Live.
“I can’t open the door while I am at Sundowns because I have a contract here. I am here at Sundowns because I want to be here at Sundowns.”
End of the road?
The man known as Jingles also believes that Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates fans would take issue with the appointment.
“There is a big rivalry between Pirates‚ Sundowns and Chiefs and probably those fans won’t accept me to be the coach because of the rivalry within the country.
“But‚ in the DRC the coach (Ibengé) is from Vita and the assistant coach is from TP Mazembe. Those are two big clubs but they work together‚ they get along very well and they have players from both clubs and everywhere. There has never been a problem to say why are you having so many players from Vita and so many from Mazembe.”
The former SuperSport United coach concluded by reminding us that the arrangement never became a success during his days with Matsatsantsa a Pitori.
“The last time we did that it didn’t go well with me while I was at SuperSport United. You know how our people are‚ when I chose one or two players from SuperSport they were saying I am choosing players from my club but I had players from Chiefs‚ Pirates‚ and other teams,” concluded Mosimane.
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