A desire to achieve more historic feats with South Africa PSL side Mamelodi Sundowns has seen coach Pitso Jingles Mosimane rule himself out of the potentially vacant Bafana Bafana head coaching post.
Mosimane is considered the most successful coach in South African club football after winning every domestic title on offer – becoming the first black coach to win the PSL in 2014 with Sundowns (a feat he repeated in 2016) – and leading the club to the first Champions League crown, becoming only the first South African to do so.
Incidentally he took the Sundowns job after he was fired from his Bafana post in 2012, after failling to overcome his failure to qualify the team for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations because a massive blunder – misreading the rules and playing for a home draw in their final qualifier against Sierra Leone when they needed a win to qualify.
Many expect current Bafana boss Shakes Mashaba, who has been suspended after broadsiding his employers following their 2:1 home win over Senegal in a World Cup qualifier earlier this month, to lose the job after a disciplinary committee hearing early in December.
Sundowns has seven titles. Sundowns need ten to (add another) star. I would like to see Sundowns having that star because it is important, (they would be) the first team to achieve that. Mosimane told Kickoff.com.
We are on seven with three to go, so we must force this year to go to eight – Bafana not now.
Others linked with the post are current Uganda boss Milutin Sredojevic and former Ajax Cape Town and Orlando Pirates coach Roger De Sa.
Meanwhile Pitso will be leading Sundowns to Japan for the FIFA Club World Cup next month. They open their campaign on the 11th against a yet to be determined opponent.