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Mosimane To Receive Massive Recognition

Former Mamelodi Sundowns and Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane will receive an honourary doctorate degree from the University of Johannesburg.

Mosimane, 59, has collected 19 trophies througout his illustrious coaching career so far and is now to receive another special honour.

On Monday, UJ announced that Mosimane is one five dignitaries who will receive special honourary doctorates during this year’s graduation season.

“Mr Pitso Mosimane has achieved notable success as a football player and national and international coach,” reads a statement by UJ.

“He won the South African Football Association Coach of the Year Award, was awarded the PSL Coach of the Season Award on five occasions and was named the CAF Coach of the Year in 2016. Such accomplishments demonstrate his exceptional leadership, strategic acumen, and ability to motivate and inspire a team to perform at the highest level. Mr. Mosimane has been vocal about the potential and quality of African football and has consistently advocated for African players to receive equal opportunities and recognition in global football. His outspokenness has helped shed light on the talent pool in Africa and the need for increased investment and development in the continent’s football infrastructure. He continues to excel in this avenue with the development of the Pitso Mosimane Soccer Schools. Mosimane’s success has broken barriers and shattered stereotypes, demonstrating that African coaches and players can excel at the highest levels of the game. The ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, July 25th, at 16:30.”

Professor Bettine van Vuuren, Registrar at UJ, stressed the significance of Honorary Degrees: “An Honorary Doctorate serves as recognition for individuals who have made substantial contributions to a particular field or has offered exceptional service to society, closely aligning with the University’s vision, mission, values, and strategic objectives.”

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