Mamelodi Sundowns’ legendary manager Pitso Mosimane has signed a new four-year contract extension, keeping him at the club until 2024.
Mosimane will be the longest serving coach at Mamelodi Sundowns as he joined them in 2012 after spending two years as South Africa’s national team coach.
Mosimane struggled in his first season with the Masandawana as they finished 10th in the ABSA Premiership. However, his second was very successful, leading them to their sixth league title, before winning it on three different occasions ever since.
The 55-year-old then helped Sundowns add three additional domestic trophies to the club’s trophy cabinet including the Nedbank Cup and two Telkom Cups
He was also in charge when the Kabo Yellow lifted their first ever CAF Champions League trophy, when they beat Egyptian giants Zamalek 3-1 on aggregate in the final. Before beating Congo’s TP Mazembe in the 2017 CAF Super Cup.
Talking to Sundowns’ official website, South Africa’s most decorated coach expressed his happiness after having signed the new contract.
Mosimane also revealed that he’s looking forward to winning more trophies with Sundowns, especially the MTN 8 Cup, the only domestic cup he’s yet to win.
“I believe it’s important for a club like Sundowns to constantly challenge for the Absa Premiership and CAF competitions, we need to win the Champions League – and it’s a big thing. No one wins it easily, we are focused on this,” said Mosimane
“I want to achieve success in the MTN 8 which remains the only trophy I have not won with Sundowns, throw it in there with the Champions League where we’ve experienced fixture clashes with the MTN 8 in the past.
“If you recall, we’ve previously never had a pre-season ahead of the MTN 8 – we are always a week behind. It will be very interesting to look at this differently, especially with the CAF and PSL schedules now aligned,” he added.
The Brazilians were having a solid league campaign this season before it was indefinitely suspended due the coronavirus outbreak. They sat second on the league table with 44 points, eight behind leaders Kaizer Chiefs and with one game in hand.