Former Mamelodi Sundowns player, Alain Amougou, believes that Pitso Mosimane is amongst the top five best coaches in Africa.
The Cameroon-born joined Mamelodi Sundowns in 1999 after he was spotted playing for Reunion Island side AS Saint-Louisienne in the Caf Champions League.
In 2002 he joined Ukraine side, FC Metalist Kharkiv, where he played until he retired in 2003. “I never worked with Pitso as a player but I respect him a lot,” Amougou tells Touchline News.
“After I left Ukraine in 2003, I received a call from Supersport United who were coached by Pitso. But I told him that I didn’t have passion to continue playing football because of my injury problems.
“But I’ve always had a good relationship with him – I like him a lot and I’ve always respected him. I never had him as a coach, but while I was at Sundowns we use to meet a lot and just to talk about football in general. Our relationship has always been good.”
Mosimane won the Caf Champions League with Mamelodi Sundowns and Egyptian side Al Ahly. The 58-year-old currently coaches Saudi Arabia First Division side, Al Ahli, where he is on the verge of winning promotion to the Saudi Pro League.
“Pitso could have moved to any country after he left South Africa and he chose to a country [Egypt] where he was going to make a different,” Amougou adds. “I respect him for that.”
“He still has a lot to offer in Africa and if you can make a list of the best five coaches in Africa, Pitso’s name must be there.”
By Zola Doda