MAMELODI Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has dropped a bombshell!

He resigned yesterday from the treble champions to join Egyptian giants Al Ahly.

It is a bitter pill for Downs fans to swallow after he won the club’s 10th league title, but the Brazilians boss, Patrice Motsepe gave Pitso his blessings.


Mosimane yesterday confirmed his resignation, after Motsepe arrived at the club offices with his lawyers for crunch talks with Mosimane’s management team.

The two parties reached an agreement, which has resulted in the club accepting Mosimane’s resignation.

The Downs’ generous boss also granted Mosimane permission to take his assistant, Rhulani Mokwena with him.

Motsepe said Pitso and his agent, Moira Tlhagale who is also his wife, came to brief him on the discussions between him and a top Egyptian side.

“Sundowns have been aware of the ongoing discussions with Egyptian clubs. I have over the past few years expressed my support for Pitso leaving Sundowns to coach in North Africa or Europe, or for Bafana Bafana.

“Football coaches have uncertain and inconsistent futures and must pursue new opportunities. I am very proud of his achievement at Sundowns. He is the most successful coach in the club’s history,” said Motsepe.


Mosimane’s departure comes as a huge blow to the Brazilians. He expressed his unhappiness about what he called internal forces which were not too happy to see him succeed.

Mosimane has wished the Brazilians success for the future.

“It is with a sense of pain and sadness that I announce my departure from Sundowns. I’m taking up this new challenge that will push me out of my comfort zone,” he said in the statement.