SAFA President Danny Jordan has praised Pitso Mosimane after the South African coach led Al Ahly to CAF Champions League glory last week.
Al Ahly beat Zamalek 2-1 in the final and Jordan who was at the final as a member of the CAF Executive Committee where he is CAF Vice-President, says Mosimane made the majority of South Africans proud with the result.
“You made most Egyptians proud and you made most South Africans proud. After the final whistle, the whole of Cairo International Stadium erupted singing your name. We felt proud as South Africans,” Jordan was quoted as saying on the SAFA website.
“Every other topic temporarily ceased to exist and everyone spoke fondly of Pitso from Cape to Cairo. Most African journalists have been singing your praises since that epic victory and Friday’s win might be a major turning point to your rising coaching career.”
“Your family is happy for you, South Africa is happy for you and in Egypt you have become a cult hero. Seems only the sky is the limit to your ambitions. We will back you all the way. In the meantime, sit back and relish this special moment.”
Mosimane continued his winning ways on Tuesday, when he guided Al Ahly into the Egyptian final. Ahly’s opponent in the final will be Tala’a El-Gaish, who surprised Zamalek in the other semi.