Wilson Chipangura, Guest Reporter
CAIRO – Record breaking coach, Pitso Mosimane, has called for authorities to respect African coaches and trust them with bigger responsibilities.
Mosimane was speaking during the press briefing after winning the CAF Champions League trophy with Al Ahly on Saturday.
He became the first African coach to win three CAF Champions League titles, one with his homeland team Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa) and two with Al Ahly (Egypt).
The feet provided the outspoken gaffer an opportunity to challenge authorities on the continent to trust local coaches.
“We sometimes give the Europeans too much respect and forget who we are. Why is Sadio Mane and Mo Salah conquering the Champions League?
“We just look for anybody (coach) from Europe and give him the team.
“We have the resources, Africa has the resources. I mean the coach who was opposite from me, is from Europe (England), against Zamalek (the coach) was from Portugal, and is “Mourinho”.
“Those things don’t matter in a match, so Africa should trust its own people,” he said.
Al Ahly defeated South African big boys Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday night 3-0 to secure back-to-back Champions League titles under the tutelage of Mosimane.
Goals from Mohamed Sherif, Afsha and Amr El-Solia were enough for Al Ahly to secure the expected victory against 10-man Kaizer Chiefs.