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Pitso In Talks Over Next Move

Pitso Mosimane is reportedly in talks over a return to the Gulf with Saudi Pro League side Abha Club.

The Saudi top-flight side are languishing in 17th place and aiming to retain their top-flight status with Romanian George Timis currently caretaker coach.

It’s his second time installed in that capacity with Czesław Michniewicz and Yousef Al Mannai both sacked this season after poor results.

Reports in Saudi Arabia have emerged stating that Mosimane is in talks over a potential move for the final 15 games of the season, with the club five points adrift from safety.

It remains to be seen whether Mosimane and his technical team will accept the offer, as he previously stated only an enticing project would lure him back into management.

The club, previously coached by Belgian Sven Vandenbroeck, boast some impressive talents like Grzegorz Krychowiak and Karl Toko Ekambi but have largely underperformed over the past three seasons with two ninth-placed spots and a 13th-place finish since winning the Yelo League in the 2018/19 campaign.

It would be Mosimane’s second stint in Saudi Arabia after he led Al Ahli back into the Saudi Pro League following an impressive campaign that saw them crowned Yelo League champions before the Saudi Public Investment Fund took over the club and appointed former Red Bull Salzburg coach Matthias Jaissle.

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.