Despite all round denials, allegations that Al Wahda coach Pitso Mosimane could be talking to Kaizer Chiefs and Egyptian Zamalek are gaining traction. Amakhosi have recently appointed Cavin Johnson after the departure of head coach Molefi Ntseki, following a disastrous start to the season.
Mosimane, who a had minor health scare last week due to shortness of breath, is also linked with a move to Egypt’s crack team Zamalek.
Various media reports from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) say that reported health scare Mosimane was just blown out of proportion and that the former Mamelodi Sundowns and Al Ahly coach is coach is fine.
Mosimane won the CAF Champions League trophy three times with Al Ahly and Sundowns is said to be recovering well after he was allegedly hospitalized last week after he suffered from a breath shortness.
Mosimane’s assistant Maahier Davids was in charge of Al Wahda and the club recorded a victory 1-0 victory over Ajman under the former Cape Umoya coach, while Mosimane was recuperating. Davids is also the brother to former Orlando Pirates coach and ex-Maritzburg United long serving midfielder Fadlu Davids. Wahda are now number five on the league table.
Zamalek executive Ahmed Soliman has cleared the air and dismissed the suggestions that the Egyptians giants were about to capture the signature of Mosimane, one of the most decorated coaches in the continent.
“Our coach Juan Carlos Osorio will continue his tasks in managing Zamalek. We have not contacted Mosimane or any other replacement for Osorio.
“We have not contacted Mosimane or any other replacement for Osorio. We’ve also put a plan to pay all the managerial staff’s wages. We fully support them and they have our backing,” Soliman was quoted by Egyptian media.
Mosimane was alleged to be struggling in the UAE and speculation was rife that a project to return Amakhosi to their glory days would entice the ambitious former Bafana Bafana coach. Mosimane’s business manager Moira Tlhagale was not available to comment on the latest developments.
If he was to return to SA to coach Amakhosi, that would afford the coach more time to focus on his Pitso Mosimane Soccer Schools – a project that aims to create the player of tomorrow by providing a soccer development program to boys and girls aged between 6-13 years old.
Mosimane’s plan is to grow young footballers to become technically, intellectually, and socially equipped, to succeed and excel in the competitive world of professional football.