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Pitso Sends Message To Yeye

Pitso Mosimane has sent a message to Reneilwe ‘Yeye’ Letsholonyane after his recent retirement, saying the former Bafana Bafana international would make a good coach.

Yeye announced his retirement from the beautiful game about two weeks ago and Mosimane, who coached the 39-year-old during his time at Bafana Bafana, sent him his well wishes during a virtual press conference with South African Football Journalist Association (SAFJA).

“Yeye has retired, he has run his race. I think he’s still got a lot to give to football,” he said.

“I mean, he can join Teko (Modise) and them on the panel, there’s always a space there. He can do whatever he wants to do. 

“He’s a good guy, never missed training sessions, never had stories, he can be a coach. That’s important for players to know, your reputation, you’re really determined after your playing career. 

“They know and he’s been a leader in being a captain and he played for me when I was the coach of Bafana, he played for Pereira in the World Cup, played for me after and he’s been a legend, you know. 

“I think he can still run, I don’t know why he stops, he can still play. But congratulations to him and we wish him all the best on his future endeavours.”

Like Mosimane himself, Letsholonyane came through the ranks of Jomo Cosmos, which made the Al Ahly coach wags lyrical about his former club.

“We all played for Jomo Cosmos and, in fact, I speak to bra J all the time,” he explained.

“We’ve been communicating on WhatsApp and everything and he congratulated me to reaching the final and I congratulated him that Arthur Zwane also made the final and we all come from the mighty Ezenkosi. 

“You know that’s the team I support, Jomo Cosmos.”

Yeye played for Jomo Cosmos, Kaizer Chiefs and SuperSport United before being part of the Highlands Park set-up in 2019/2020, and when Tim Sukazi bought the franchise, Yeye was one of the players from Highlands who made the move to Galaxy.